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  • JeffS - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    This would be a great opportunity to finally get around to developing a mobile-friendly version of a website I've built. Reply
  • ppod - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    Yes, owning an actual development device helps with enthusiasm. Reply
  • Maethorr - Friday, April 29, 2011 - link

    Well, I actually prefer to test on older live devices or on the pc for most things but there are two applications I think you could do with something like this.

    one thing would be a mobile media server, especially as these devices get more and more memory how cool would it be to have a phone sized media/file server. The other thing I think that I would like to work on is an idea I had is for a decent vpn software for a phone, and if this could connect to a monitor with the touchscreen working as a trackpad I think you could have a decent remote access system
    Reply
  • gloomydog - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    Yeah, same. Reply
  • gandda - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    same here and more Reply
  • romo - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    agreed Reply
  • marco339 - Saturday, April 30, 2011 - link

    agreed +1 Reply
  • JDMTSX - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    Sweet.....I want one so I can cook roms Reply
  • carmichael - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    Sounds delicious! Reply
  • SAAIELLO - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    Would be nice. Reply
  • lcjgol - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    Yup, same. Never bothered so far because of time and money. This will be an incentive. Reply
  • ximage - Friday, April 29, 2011 - link

    look really interesting to test out Reply
  • kbp - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    Yep..An app to track my tracking app's. Reply
  • ImSpartacus - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    Now you're just pitchin' 'em underhand...

    -_-

    http://knowyourmeme.com/memes/xzibit-yo-dawg

    Always be aware of such things!

    .)
    Reply
  • chillmelt - Thursday, April 28, 2011 - link

    I do some mobile software development. I'm still finding out what I prefer the most. Android's been a great OS so far. Reply
  • magicwonder - Friday, April 29, 2011 - link

    This will be a nice platform. Reply
  • themossie - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    Ditto. Reply
  • anactoraaron - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    me too. this has to be one of the most logical things to do with a device like this. Reply
  • cyricc - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    same here Reply
  • millserd - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    would love to get into android development. this would be a huge encouragement. Reply
  • ankapadi - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    I would try and edit video on it. Reply
  • reded - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    Oh yeahhh, test my apps on my own real device. spotfire ent lc irpg app Reply
  • dman3k - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    Same here. Reply
  • flimsyboy - Thursday, April 28, 2011 - link

    gimme Reply
  • ferrarif1 - Thursday, April 28, 2011 - link

    Finally, some useful mobile developing kit. Count me in. Reply
  • Dayz-d - Thursday, April 28, 2011 - link

    Hoping to win... Reply
  • Taco-Man - Thursday, April 28, 2011 - link

    Yes I think it is a great opportunity to use it for website development or also I might use it forcapp development Reply
  • njsss - Thursday, April 28, 2011 - link

    Yeah, it would be really really great to win one! Reply
  • droid77 - Friday, April 29, 2011 - link

    Yea!! Unleash that development potential!! Reply
  • nater540 - Saturday, April 30, 2011 - link

    Would love to fiddle with a device like this and break away from only doing iOS development. Reply
  • moiaujapon - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    a platform to start porting my ios apps over to android Reply
  • mpietal - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    I second that! Reply
  • yuanshec - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    My third..:) Reply
  • flatfour - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    Fourth'd? Reply
  • Dariak - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    Please enter me.

    Would love to have a platform for Snapdragon development...

    Good luck all and thanks anandtech !
    Reply
  • fobia - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    Fith'd? :) Reply
  • Calabros - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    proudly Sixth lol Reply
  • FragKrag - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    seventh? Reply
  • coldfusion16 - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    This would make an excellent gift for a friend of mine! Reply
  • jeffapohl - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    I third that! Reply
  • dabbith - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    I actually started writing an outliner for Android, but I abandoned it because I didn't have an android device to test on. Reply
  • pennyfan87 - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    i'd probably just use it as an mp3 player Reply
  • vtohthree - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    I could/would do a number of things, as in, it could go a couple ways.

    1.) I'd work with some uprising developers at the local department

    2.) If I get hired at the software firm I'm applying to, I'm sure there are android developers there.

    3.) Pull out some elbow grease, get my IDE fired up and play around to see what I can do it with it.
    Reply
  • computergeek485 - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    I would probably give it to one of my smart friends who develops android apps Reply
  • MattVu - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    I'd share with my bro to do the same thing Reply
  • ColonelRufflefeathers - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    Second that. This would make a fantastic present for any developer next of kin. Reply
  • rembo666 - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    I'm working on an XBMC/Boxee remote. It would be nice to have a good platform to test on (besides my G1). Reply
  • IfuRyA - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    As a web developer, the Qualcomm would be a great tool to test the capabilities of the future in mobile web applications. Thanks for the opportunity! Reply
  • quillaja - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    750 case
    + 600 phone
    ------------------
    $1350 total
    Reply
  • Stvwndr219 - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    To put all my "theoretical programming" from school to practical use Reply
  • rdegler - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    With this I can begin to develop for Android. Reply
  • KineticArc - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    A mobile platform for performing either home automation, audio recording through attached peripheral devices, or as a possible mobile automation tool for industries or businesses needing access to hardware and devices remotely instead of locally. Reply
  • maxrobes - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    i would finally make a more than half-arsed effort at a Facebook app. Reply
  • Romberry - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    ....is set about learning to develop for the platform, and hopefully spawn a new career in the process. Reply
  • FoolishFool - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    That sounds like a good idea, this stuff isn't going away anytime soon (unlike my current software engineering job). Would be a great resume addition to have Android experience. Reply
  • GotThumbs - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    Second that. I have a friend whose company is developing websites and an android app would go along nicely.

    Thanks
    Reply
  • code65536 - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    I've been hoping to play around with the mobile Firefox source; mobile Firefox requires Android. Reply
  • dochood - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    I am going to start programming on Android this summer. I like that Java can be used on everything from a phone to a mainframe, and everything in between.

    I've developed executables on Linux, dropped them on Windows 7 and HPUX (yuck!), and they ran fine without recompilation.

    I remember people scoffing at write-once, run anywhere a few years ago.
    Reply
  • scook9 - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    If I won this thing I would actually start experimenting with making my own ROMs instead of seeing what everyone else on the web has made. This would be the ultimate testbed for a developer! Reply
  • WhiteGryphon - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    I've always wanted to do the same, but for some reason my boss didn't want me experimenting on my work phone, lol. Reply
  • rmmeli - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    I want to use it to finally develop on Android. Reply
  • bsp2020 - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    So I can create the next Angry Bird! Reply
  • alexb1187 - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    I am a web developer and application programmer, and would love to start getting into mobile app development. I think the android platform is the best from a developer standpoint (I'm not looking to make money, just create useful tools, so Apple's model doesn't really work for me). I think this bit of hardware would really let me make some really awesome apps and make sure they are future proof. My original droid will take care of the legacy aspect. Thanks, and pick me! Reply
  • eldaveo - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    I'd just use it as an awesome cell phone. :) Reply
  • Vincent - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    I would learn about development for Android. Reply
  • creathir - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    This would be great to help kickoff my Android development career. Reply
  • webjr - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    My droid incredible is getting a little crowded with in-development apps for testing. A new device that won't cost little independent me an arm and a leg would be nice. Reply
  • Nam Khuong - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    If I got this phone, it will be my first smartphone. I will be using the heck out of it ofc. Will also find a good android project to participate in since I had played around a bit with developing android applications using the emulator. Reply
  • enrique - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    it would be a great gift... ^^ Reply
  • intokkabire - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    I'd actually be able to test my app on a physical Android! Reply
  • Shelnutt2 - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    I've been toying with the idea of trying to start a port of libreoffice to android. I know it will need a complete new UI, but I feel like we really need a good office suite on android. Sure there are paid versions, but they have drawbacks like in the Asus review it didn't even have autosave.

    My main reason I haven't worked my idea more is that my HTC Hero isn't the best platform to work with. It's create, and I'm running cm7 on it, but if I had a more modern device, such as this I could really start the ball rolling on this.
    Reply
  • wolrah - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    Since the Android Emulator is painfully slow, this would finally give me a development platform where I didn't have to care what I tried, a wipe and reinstall can be done without pain. This is in comparison to my current tactic of using my Evo as a dev platform where I basically have to resist doing anything when on business trips for fear of borking my phone when I might need it. Reply
  • roedtogsvart - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    Develop my websites(s) mobile versions on a phone faster than my OG droid.. Reply
  • yuriylsh - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    I'm waiting for my current contract to expire at the end of the year so I can get my hands on WP7 and do my development using real phone and not just an emulator. But this MDP can shift my development intentions to Android platform as I've been thinking about doing some programming outside of Microsoft's world to explore other areas for awhile now, just did not get a real opportuniy for that. This might be it. Reply
  • Uritziel - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    It might actually give me the shove to start developing some apps. Reply
  • Vepsa - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    I'd use it as an actual dev phone instead of my locked down Droid R2D2 I am using now. Plus it would let me start developing Gingerbread apps. Reply
  • tzirf203 - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    I would actually start developing apps. Reply
  • Kejan - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    I would learn about development for Android. Reply
  • gadgetconnoisseur - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    ...conquer the world, with my infeasibly high quadrant scores. Reply
  • twin - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    develop an app to help with my nephews medication reqs. He'd love it. Reply
  • J3S73R - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    ...would develop my foobar remote that I wanted and the remote for mpc among others Reply
  • thechucklesstart - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    Write scientific and data analysis tools for more mobile platforms, similar to what I am developing currently for wp7. Reply
  • trengoloid - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    1st im goint to unlocked it so i can use it wherever i go and then install a lot of games and take picture and put a lot of movie so i can watch it anywhere and connect it with my tv if im on my house Reply
  • Tracer21 - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    Looks rather industrial grade to me. Reply
  • Talion83 - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    My company has been in the process of trying to convert some of our internal applications/websites into Mobile ready ones. A kit like this would greatly assist in porting our internal apps onto a mobile platform. Reply
  • fenix007 - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    Work on offline data mining and analytic for the field
    and a pet project of free EQ software like BBE
    Reply
  • Marlin1975 - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    makeing games since that is what most people do outside of talk/IM.

    I like to take a stab at it
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  • Nick2000 - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    That would be the ticket to finally convince me to move over to a smartphone. I need full control as if it was my Linux desktop so that I do not clash into artificial barriers... Reply
  • loboracing - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    I can create an app for that. Reply
  • rammohan - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    I have some Android based programs and would like to verify their functionality. Thanks for the opportunity! Reply
  • ad1561 - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    I would finally start to learn how to develop on mobile devices such as this one! Reply
  • TooYellow - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    Sell it to pay for this mobile phone habit I can't kick. This crap gets expensive! Not to mention needing to buy lube since I'm taking it up the ass from the phone companies. Reply
  • mthorn - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    I'd like to use it to do augmented reality work. I've got some ideas vaguely similar to google goggles.

    Also, playstation emulation :)
    Reply
  • mikedice - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    I would love to expand my programming knowledge to Android Reply
  • Phynaz - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    I'd turn this loose on my engineers so they can try their hand at enterprise apps, maybe something for our sales force. Reply
  • Jonny459 - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    I'd use it as a cell phone, as I don't have one, among other things. Reply
  • GDaddy - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    Would start developing apps for the company i work for Reply
  • aggroje - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    Just started working on a mobile game idea I had. This would be great to help get things rolling. Reply
  • cuppm - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    Step 1 - Win a dev kit
    Step 2 - Learn the Android API
    Step 3 - ...
    Step 4 - Profit!
    Reply
  • gilesrulz - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    an Android GUI DK, so that maybe (inexperienced) developers would write android software that wasn't horrible to use. Reply
  • krnmastersgt - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    Unfortunately have no experience in app development, but with a platform like this and the amount of free time I have these days would be a nice way to start! Reply
  • xweb - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    This is an idea I've been toying around with for a while - a true relational database that scales down to the mobile level. Reply
  • gamester5525 - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    I'd give this to my son who is a systems guy with Perforce Reply
  • prodystopian - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    This would give me the opportunity to determine if the games I want to build are actually limited by my Incredible or by less than perfect design decisions... Reply
  • affinity7 - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    or something like that Reply
  • boozie - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    I have a couple ideas for gaming apps. Reply
  • konroh - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    start working on developing some apps i have had in mind for a while! Reply
  • vtx1300 - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    With this I could develop a highly specialized app which prints out "Hello World" ...and then sell it for million$ :P Reply
  • Lyrick_ - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    I would stop filling up my personal phone with applications in testing Reply
  • thdanh90 - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    This may be the top choice forf my summer project. Reply
  • CU - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    I would start writing apps. Reply
  • mlrabbitt - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    play angry birdzzzzz Reply
  • Crono - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    I'd get me some learnin' so I could put 1.5 GHz in the palm of my hand to use. Reply
  • hoohoo51 - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    i would get it to triple boot and see what i could port over, while waiting for windows8 to see if it will work Reply
  • andrewlanewildman - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    a platform to spend my summer learning how to develop mobile apps (and maybe make some money to help pay for college?!) Reply
  • bbarrera - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    I'd play around with Android NDK. Reply
  • cbgoding - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    id use it to inflate my epeen on the internet Reply
  • glindner - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    Of course! iOS is fun, but Android is the next step. Reply
  • ravedave - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    A friend and I are writing a physics game for android. We have one older handset but would love a dual core to test what we can do with it.

    Here's my first game:
    https://market.android.com/details?id=com.BugAndBe...
    Reply
  • tcboutte - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    I would absolutely donate this to a good buddy of mine that I have been trying to get to develop for Android. Reply
  • deadrock01 - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    Have app would like to try on android platform! Reply
  • fatpat268 - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    I would use my CS skills I learned from college and start creating apps. Reply
  • tr.slate - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    I would design a program to conquer the earth and stick it to the man. Reply
  • ss284 - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    Play angry birds. Reply
  • phase227 - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    I would be developing some sweet apps, even if I have to leave be beloved .net platform. Reply
  • arnavvdesai - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    Should be fun to use it Reply
  • yelped - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    I would save $1350. Reply
  • joseph9723 - Friday, May 06, 2011 - link

    And you did! Reply
  • moon02 - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    I would use it as a opportunity to learn how to build mobile apps for android Reply
  • Paulnsx1 - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    Dying to get to play with an 8660... :) Reply
  • mmmmmdonuts21 - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    Love to start trying to develop apps Reply
  • phaethonx - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    I would like to develop an Android interface to control another BT-enabled device I am working on. Reply
  • jjoseph - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    I would start learning to develop for a Android. Reply
  • warforge00 - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    The 13MP Camera and processing power on this thing would be great for a project that I've been exploring, but the current Android testing unit (Samsung Moment) is too slow and the camera sucks. Reply
  • Lord Stig - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    I would use the device to work on Android app development, and just have fun with the phone! Reply
  • Boogaloo - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    I'd use it as a phone, because I don't have one atm T_T Reply
  • guardianzwill - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    I'd get into programing with the MDP. Reply
  • punkr0csux - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    I would use it to make games on Android. Reply
  • Nezrin - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    I suppose I can try making some apps that would utilize the dual core processor. The phone could be used as a benchmark for future phones/apps going forward like the Nexus One was. Reply
  • qnetjoe - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    I would develop a custom drivers station for my robot platform Reply
  • Ottscay - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    Seriously, I'd use this so I could test Android apps while not having to tie up my personal phone, but you have to admit, it'd also make for an awesome household VOIP phone! Reply
  • chinadrum - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    Look into developing a mobile app for the trucking company I work for so operations can keep better tabs when a laptop isn't suitable. Reply
  • terpstarnix - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    I would use it to start writing a new Android game that is better than Angry Birds. Reply
  • wishinoo - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    ...slick to develop mobile apps with! Reply
  • droid00 - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    I could really use a development device since testing on the android emulator is just too slow. Reply
  • george1924 - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    Investigate how dual core processors affect apps, both in performance and in concurrency concerns. Reply
  • skepticshock - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    Try to develop something, probably failing miserably and give it to someone who could actually develop something interesting. Reply
  • Davabled - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    I'd use it as a teaching tool on how to program small aps Reply
  • Cloakstar - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    I have a friend who just started expanding his dev skills into iOS.
    This little kit may just be the incentive he needs to able to reform his ways.
    Reply
  • Blaid - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    Does it come with a pair of handcuffs to secure it to the delivery person prior to the handoff? Reply
  • Crota - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    Give it to my wife as a gift as she is learning to program on Android but having issues with her Motorola Cliq... Reply
  • swangalang - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    probably would use it as a phone...? Reply
  • sosotired - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    id put it on ebay Reply
  • Roland00 - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    and I will gladly accept such a nice gift.

    Which carriers is it compatible with?
    Reply
  • hax0rkeith - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    Mobile development is the next world on my list to conquer Reply
  • siggins - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    I want to improve device monitoring and connectivity with an open source app (similar to webkey) that just works. Reply
  • bir - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    I would use it to test AIR based mobile development of my product. Reply
  • ajpatel325852 - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    apk stars in sight Reply
  • nightfox - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    Would works with another developer to make sure our apps run optimally on MSM8660 Reply
  • KC7SWH - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    play mafia wars on facebook, of course. Reply
  • rlink - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    I have an Android application that I've been developing in my spare time that keeps track of your running stats; it also integrates with your Google account and uploads runs to Google App Engine. This would motivate me to improve it and release it to the Android Market. Did I mention it's open source :) ? https://github.com/rkhmelichek/RunningMateAndroidA... Reply
  • doiron - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    use it to port over my cooking recipes app. Reply
  • JKing76 - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    Just started a side project / business opportunity developing field science applications for smart phones. Maybe this one is in the cards! Reply
  • tekzor - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    show it off to coworkers in their face and laugh.
    even if they dont know what this is...
    Reply
  • zoddozer - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    It looks great!! Reply
  • deadsix - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    great way to get started with app development. Reply
  • threeclaws - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    Who wouldn't want this. Reply
  • kydan - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    With a case like that, I'd surely join the CIA. Reply
  • BruceCLin - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    That's a A+ packaging. Reply
  • rtetx - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    build some great android apps! Reply
  • eezip - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    I would use it as a control interface for a product I can't talk about. Exciting, right? Well, trust me, it is.

    Along the same lines, it would be better than an Xbox remote to control a robot. Make the robot wireless. And be able to receive telemetry.
    Reply
  • siefert - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    I can always use more test devices! Reply
  • kusanagisan18 - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    I've always wanted to get into android development, especially rom building and generally app making, so this would be a cool little device to try things like that on Reply
  • tehoriman - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    Looks badass as hell. Tryna get it Reply
  • Andypro - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    I would use it to develop mobile versions of websites. I don't have any smartphones to test with at the moment - just a Virgin Mobile Slice with a postage stamp screen. heh. Reply
  • Jon03021 - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    I'm in my final years of a Computer Science degree And I really would love to work with this new piece of hardware. It looks amazing. I've created a Axis & Allies styled game on the iPad and iPhone and I've roughly for 80% done on Android. I would really enjoy this platform to work with, because this is the field I want to continue working in! Reply
  • steelhelix - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    Having something like this before the curve would be fantastic for app development. Reply
  • todlerix - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    anything beats the hero i have Reply
  • collegeguypat - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    I'd restart working on the skin I started that makes an android phone look like the PADD interface from Star Trek Reply
  • lilfer - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    i won't mind a third test device to test on. Reply
  • Stuka87 - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    This thing could really come in handy. We have to do a lot of mobile device testing, and having a dev device would make things much easier. Reply
  • BigLan - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    i'd use it as a mini-tablet to surf from the couch. Reply
  • JeBuSBrian - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    I'll take 3 Reply
  • CyberKender - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    Count me in. Reply
  • biguphpc - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    I'm currently finishing creating an exciting Android app. This development platform and it's extended computing power will allow me to work faster and have a dedicated dev environment instead of using my everyday phone or the slow emulator ! Reply
  • Aikouka - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    It'd be a great platform to start Android development. I've held off from it since I don't own an Android-based devices (planned on getting the Transformer, but that's no easy task :P), and I'm not a huge fan of the extra hardware requirements required for iOS development (having to use a PC running OSX). Reply
  • jsv35 - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    I'd enjoy working on mobile games. Reply
  • error_logic - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    I'd start developing for a platform previously unavailable to me! Reply
  • SpaceRanger - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    Tasty.. I'd love to learn to develop for this.. What better way to do it, than to just dive in head first with some new hardware! :) Reply
  • nubie - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    Probably play games, watch movies, use as a media player.

    Install a Linux distro on it.

    Browse the internet, use it as a remote desktop viewing app.
    Reply
  • gmulert - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    I'd do one of two things:

    1. Tinker

    2. Ebay, baby!
    Reply
  • Moomanerism2 - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    Looks like a legitimate PDA-style productivity center capable of doing just about anything you'd expect from a netbook and more, all on a smaller scale. Good giveaway! Reply
  • Exedore - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    What would I do with it? Develop a killer app! Actually, I would try to make a data collection app for mobile testing. Reply
  • danjw - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    I would really like to get some experience with developing for Android! Reply
  • grazapin - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    I'd use it as a dedicated Sonos & home automation touch panel. Reply
  • Creig - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    I would use it to develop an inventory app to replace the WASP system we currently use. Reply
  • bigd0g - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    I would love the opportunities that this pelican case inside of a pelican case would provide! Reply
  • Abishai - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    This is exactly what I need to start porting over my network test apps. Reply
  • JohnCarney - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    I'd use to produce next generation applications for the retail environment. Reply
  • xchewy2314 - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    I'm in! Reply
  • vcorem - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    Small, fanless ultimate STB Reply
  • wacko04 - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    ....not sure.....so many things to choose from. Top on the list, gaming :D Reply
  • privater - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    Really want to use a actual machine to develop. Reply
  • xSuperCruzx - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    I would try and develop something...haven't done much since college and "Hello World" Reply
  • mexicilliano - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    I'm very unsatisfied with the current links between smart phones and technical presentations. I would try implementing some of the technical ideas I have come up with! Reply
  • Holly - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    Hm, such a nice case, I was almost expecting new shiny desert eagle and there is just a bunch of semiconductors :-)

    not US so count me out [grr]
    Reply
  • bhspencer - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    I have been writing some cell membrane simulations as part of a game/novel musical instrument for android and boy does it suck to have to run it in the emulator in eclipse. This device would make a huge differences in my dev process. Reply
  • Raash - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    First thing I would do is root it. Then I would install a custom rom. After that I would load all my apps and games onto it and then test it to see what difference a dual core processor and the new adeno GPU make and what effect they have on battery life. Reply
  • bperkins - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    If I won it would most likely mean that I would see how great android is and switch all of my enthusiasm and development from ios to android. Reply
  • cscott_it - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    It would be exactly what I needed to push me into mobile game development. Something I've really been wanting to do, but haven't had the opportunity. Reply
  • Klausi - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    Finishing that top secret Android app I'm currently developing. Reply
  • Pontius Dilate - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    I would use it to develop thingys for this android whatsit. Reply
  • ellcee - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    This would be awesome so I could have something to work with for research for my CS degree. Reply
  • szon0111 - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    nice i want that as my next toy Reply
  • Desidero - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    My friends and I are currently looking into creating a game for smart phones, but we haven't decided which platform we're going to develop on. If we had this, we'd definitely be going for Android. Reply
  • siderst - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    I have a few app idea's in mind already. Reply
  • bubbhasdance - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    Would definitely use this to help my team develop a mobile version of one of our sites, as well as program development. Come on Anandtech! :) Reply
  • allenpan - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    i will use it as mobile MCU to interface with other control system for digital embedded system design, since the Soc is fast enough, we can use it as A/D sampler Reply
  • Yrusoad - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    It'd go great with my Computer Science major. Reply
  • giderac - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    Would like to learn the in and outs of coding for smartphones! Reply
  • SAMSAMHA - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    I have always looking to get into smartphone development. this would be a great tool to get my foot into the water so I can play and also learn. Reply
  • Foozle - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    This would be a great way to start learning to develop Android apps Reply
  • rons_sacramental - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    Would mess with the file system, and try to port its kernel/modem for another devices. Reply
  • Boggs30 - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    This would be wonderful to have in our digital forensics lab for testing and development of Android forensic tools. Reply
  • donebu - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    Play Angry Birds Reply
  • superroot - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    I would use it to enhance my apps for the future generation of faster and more core devices. Reply
  • quailallstar - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    Wow this is a nice kit! I would love this as I am on a budget :/ This would be great for my university developing apps for Android on a shoestring financed dept.

    :)
    Reply
  • microe14 - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    First thing I would do is try to port MeeGo to it. Reply
  • silverrazor - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    Would love to further test my mobile photo app! Reply
  • GSJ - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    Nice........ Reply
  • SlinkyDink - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    I'd port some of my iPhone apps to Android, including some photo manipulation apps I've built. The dual core power would be put to good use! Reply
  • gemtruk - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    I would probably check out Anandtech daily forever and ever. Reply
  • eprparadocs - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    First thing would be to port OKL4 to it allowing it to run any number of different phone systems (Symbian, etc). Second thing would be to start working on some of the "Guardian" apps making the device fully secure. The Third thing would be to port some Linux distro on top of OKL4 to make a Nokia N900 like system!

    C.W.
    Reply
  • evofuse - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    I'd would be able to create some awesome full 3D AR multi-player game using flash. That would be awesome.

    So Want!

    Evofuse/
    Reply
  • Dwezil - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    It looks like a very nice device to use around the house (in addition to it's use for development). Reply
  • paxswill - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    I'd start testing my Android apps not on a simulator, but on actual hardware. Reply
  • Narco5 - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    I have been very interested in app development. Now could be my chance, Reply
  • donopj2 - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    I would use it for straight application development. Reply
  • christovski - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    What else do you do with all that power? Reply
  • jamyryals - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    I'd start creating mobile enterprise apps on android instead of WM5-6. Reply
  • SilentSin - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    I would use it as a platform to develop medical apps for mobile devices that my company is thinking starting to develop for. Reply
  • jimmi102 - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    I'm the lead artist at Motiga. Mobile game publisher. We're just getting our boots on the ground. Oh, I'll tell you what I'd do with this package - I'd make games. I'd also scale the games to take advantage of the latest hardware as well as older devises. I come from the triple-A game industry and I've been waiting for the hardware to hit this level. Now just let me at it.

    Jim
    Reply
  • MisterD7271 - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    Develop the world's fastest flashlight app Reply
  • nsravan - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    I sell a couple of games on iphone but never sold on android as i didnt have hardware to test. Thsi will fill the place very well. Reply
  • xgmdx - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    I am going to write some audio recording applications. Reply
  • jrparker99 - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    This would be awesome for testing an app I've written for personal use to hopefully get it out on the Market. Reply
  • MagickMan - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    Looks like a great way to learn some Android app development, and maybe make a little extra cash along the way. Reply
  • Tuanies - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    I'm not going to lie, I'd just play Angry Birds on it Reply
  • jooprzol - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    First of all, I'd reuse those boxes. Secondly, since the platform has 5 microphones, I'd attempt to develop a sound tracking/positioning system. It would also probably be a great platform to develop a professional sound pressure level app. Reply
  • NonFriendlyUser - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    I would use this to test my skill from what I learned from my college programming class. Maybe port ios and android apps. Also to actually start working on my bluetooth remote control idea i had. Reply
  • NonFriendlyUser - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    Whoops. I meant "port iOS and develop Android apps." Reply
  • Lanax - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    I'd give it to my brother who has been wanting to develop android apps as a wedding present. Reply
  • DeepDive - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    Better mobile front end to Lexis/Nexus and other legal databases. Reply
  • Ralos - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    A port of Vinhos would be nice... Reply
  • P_Dub_S - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    I'd sell it to the CyanogenMod Team Reply
  • Ghaleon - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    It would be spiffy to poke around in the dark recesses of the OS with this dev kit/bsp. I've been using something similar at work, though the eval kit we've got is for a Windows CE project. Reply
  • jona102190 - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    ditto! I want it! Reply
  • jeff29414@yahoo.com - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    I have 3 games I've been looking to develop, but don't have an android myself. I have friends with them and since I am looking at multi-user games it would be helpful to have the full suite.

    thanks
    Reply
  • DarknessTW - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    Windows phone 7 skin for android. :) Reply
  • gattis - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    Please don't give it to one of these posters who thinks they need it to convert their iOS fart app to android. Reply
  • pepitoria - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    would be nice to have such fast device to try a audio app that i have in mind for android (which latency is bigger than it should in the devices i have tried with). Reply
  • claytontullos - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    I would use it to develop apps for attorney's. Reply
  • Wicked Yeti - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    I would probably tinker with it and try to come up with the next great-american-super-app Thanks Anandtech! Reply
  • waiyung - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    Very cool platform. Hope to get my hands on it. Reply
  • NTruong - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    I would probably give it to my brother who's been out of the programming world for a while and wants to start getting into it again. Reply
  • Vulk - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    I'm an Android developer in a shop of one, and it would be a very nice to have a dedicated testing handset, especially one with a next gen snapdragon processor to develop against. If I ever get enough revenue coming in to justify buying one of these, I definitely will, so winning one for free would be a big deal.

    Thanks Anand, it's always awesome how you guys look after your readers.
    Reply
  • IvanAndreevich - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    something i could use Reply
  • Thrakazog - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    I always hear from friends how iPhone has this app and that app, and Droids don't. I'd love to change that, 1 app at a time. Reply
  • rohitp - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    This would be a perfect start to my android development dreams Reply
  • sigvoror - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    I would develop of course... I would it so I could work on a few ideas I have (custom ROM and Launcher, plus a few apps) without the worry of using my actual phone as a development platform. If I don't win this I win use my phone once I can afford to get a new one, I will just have to write this stuff on older hardware first and port it for newer/more powerful hardware afterwards. Reply
  • raced295 - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    As a tech and toy junkie, I would play with it day and night. Reply
  • gbrayut - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    That would be great for testing some new apps that require multi-core. Me Likey! Reply
  • snickercole - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    I would create the next big game... better than angry birds! It would totally change my life... maybe.

    More likely: I would learn how to develop for Android.
    Reply
  • jamesgor13579 - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    It could be used for development of XBMC-remote, but this thing might be fast enough to run XBMC... Reply
  • PLuch - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    I just got started developing for Android, so this would be great for testing. Reply
  • JMS3072 - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    An Android equivalent to the iPod Touch!

    Only, ya know, a bit pricier.
    Reply
  • mauler1973 - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    Most likely get into developing applications for Android. Reply
  • dmv915 - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    It would be my first android phone, and I would probably just use it as a regular phone. Reply
  • MichaelCG - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    I would use it to make games for Android devices. Reply
  • quux42 - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    I'd use this to look further into developing in the dlna and home automation realms. Reply
  • okko321 - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    I would sell this on craiglist Reply
  • kezeka - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    I would start writing an application to remotely use live view and control the functions on dSLRs. Reply
  • kezeka - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    I would start writing an application to remotely use live view and control the functions on dSLRs. Reply
  • t_case - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    dual core 1.5 gig is flying! I'm pondering what to do with such speed... Reply
  • dmgr0108 - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    I would like to get the phone to do some Game Development for Android. I am a Grad. Student of the M.Sc. in Computer Game Development at DePaul University (Chicago, IL). I am really interested in getting myself into Mobile Game Development but due to budget reasons getting an smartphone right now is not an option. Thanks and good luck to everyone! Reply
  • IlChengis - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    If I won this device it would finally be the perfect reason to stop procrastinating and get to work on one of the many Android-based mobile application ideas I've had in mind for years. Thanks! Reply
  • thrawn3 - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    I just finished a semester of Java programing and I would love to have a device to put that into practice with. Reply
  • ciaphuas - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    To test my android apps Reply
  • oln - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    Isn't that what a development platform is for? Reply
  • Dradien - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    To finally start to make an Android App. This would be a perfect way to break into Android programming. Reply
  • SanLouBlues - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    I'd write up a fitness app more tailored to what I want than any of the GPS tracking apps I've seen so far. Reply
  • meruhl - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    or world hunger...I can't decide Reply
  • jgarcows - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    I've been tossing around the idea of doing mobile development in my spare time, this kit would be a great jump start to those plans. Reply
  • db1911 - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    I'd help my son learn to develop his own apps Reply
  • ervinshiznit - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    Count me in! Reply
  • chunxiaohan - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    a great development platform Reply
  • Mindlink - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    We have a app in the kids reading/storytelling domain that we'd like to see on other platforms. I'd use the device to start building towards that. We don't have the kind of money on hand to get a dev kit outright right now, so it would definitely give us a boost. Reply
  • Lazlo Panaflex - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    I'd start developing on it. Plus, it would be a nice upgrade. Reply
  • asood92 - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    i'm already familiar with the Android API, so I'd start developing a few ideas i've always had. Reply
  • robp5p - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    Love my iPhone, but this might be enough crazy hardware specs to get me to give android another shot. Reply
  • jasvinder100 - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    would use it for android development...:-) Reply
  • quickbunnie - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    I'd play Crysis on normal settings. On my phone. Reply
  • SeanPT - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    Everyone here has android phones and it would be nice to develop internal tracking apps we could use. Reply
  • PCTC2 - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    I would...

    1) Use it for my education
    2) Begin development of a native Android app for my design project
    3) Begin development of a port of my iPhone apps for myself
    4) See what Qualcomm and Android are all about before deciding to register for Uplinq

    I've been planning on diversifying the platforms I work on, and this would be perfect.
    Reply
  • Suntan - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    I'd use it to make an app about pigs that you could launch at birds...

    -Suntan
    Reply
  • eisbaer - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    I've been working on a platform to help people who run clubs, and other nonprofit organizations to be able to connect with members and decentralize things such as event signups, pledges, etc.

    I would love to use this to get started on making a mobile app to facilitate this.
    Reply
  • Aladrius - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    I'd use it for developing an Android client for connecting to IP security camera systems. Reply
  • ishbuggy - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    Finally have a device to test on, as opposed to just emulators or trying to borrow a friend's phone Reply
  • yibrushn - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    I have an awesome idea for an app that would integrate with Google navigation and do something amazing!! this platform would be great. Reply
  • samedhi - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    Use Qualcomm's latest Snapdragon Mobile Development Platform (MDP) to call on the power of the DRAGON! Reply
  • aislepathlight - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    To go to college, if you have no way to apply what you learn. Thats what I'd do at least. What good are all those comp sci classes if I don't apply it in anyway Reply
  • aurance - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    I'd use it to write an app for control of electric helicopters! Reply
  • middlehead - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    I would use it to listen to Pandora and watch porn at the same time. Reply
  • adamdschneider - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    I'd use it to switch away from iOS and start leaning how to develop for the Android platform. Reply
  • derickso - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    Thanks! Reply
  • SnappyDragon - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    I'd like to invite you to enter me ... but that might sound a little inappropriate!

    Instead, I'd like to invite you to accept my entry ... oh wait. Damnit!

    Could you please just pull me from your sack. Huh? What am I doing wrong here?
    Reply
  • blrg891 - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    Over the summer and during the fall I am taking a project sequence on android development. This would be an amazing device to have for this project sequence. Please? Reply
  • einstein4pres - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    I would write board games for Android. Reply
  • vailr - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    I'd like a new Android device to see for how long it could be kept updated.
    Thanks for the giveaways!
    Reply
  • dumpsterj - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    I would trade it for an asus transformer tablet , thus saving the developer almost $1000 bucks (plus id want my name hidden in the code just cuz it would be cool) Reply
  • NonTechi - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    I could definitely use an android phone... Reply
  • dark4181 - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    Or is Anand doing a LOT of contests lately?

    Not that I'm complaining, it's pretty awesome
    Reply
  • britjh22 - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    I would share it with my CS major gf and learn some code finally! Reply
  • anon3803 - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    Not sure what I'd actually do with it, I've got some development ideas I've jotted down over the past year. This might actually get my butt in gear to actually do something. Good luck to all! Reply
  • number58 - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    I could definitely use this. Reply
  • jinho326 - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    I would use the device to develop a secure, yet UI friendly app to interface with an electronic medical record software programing being developed in house where I work. Reply
  • dirthead11 - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    As I currently don't do any developing on the platform, I would primarily use the device as a way to look into the next generation of smartphone and tablet performance, while having some fun with it. Perhaps one day I could do some developing on it, which would be cool. Reply
  • kurahk7 - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    I'm in. Reply
  • jjjcheetah - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    ...give me another platform with which I could develop peripherals. Reply
  • NXTwoThou - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    Probably acutally develop something for android. My company has been dragging its feet into developing for mobile and it might give me a good excuse to push it through. Reply
  • epikx - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    I love the snapdragon :) Reply
  • Schmide - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    It would give me a more advanced platform to test my lexical prediction project. The LG I'm currently using is fine, but having a high end platform like this could well provide an upper bound for what is possible with current smart phone technology. Reply
  • Hrel - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    I'd go modding and hacking crazy. Really that's it. I would just play around with modifying Android and making apps and stuff. It'd be great! Reply
  • Soccerman06 - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    Id like to finish and test a game i was making for android! Reply
  • lstdgtfp - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    I would start a small business developing games for Android to help pay for college. Reply
  • krisvek - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    i'll be taking an android dev class in a couple of semesters, this would obviously be welcome :) Reply
  • aznchum - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    I'd probably start looking into what it takes to develop an Android app without worrying about bricking my phone. Reply
  • tsekh - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    i want one Reply
  • hirschma - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    would be a lovely way to get started with Android development Reply
  • lanestew - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    Use it to explore the endless possibilities of this platform Reply
  • n8equalsd - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    I'd overclock it, and then use it to cook eggs. Reply
  • Nogib - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    It'd be a great way for me to enhance my andriod development Reply
  • Castles999 - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    It is amazing to see what 3d effects are possible with this device. I would use it to prototype new and interesting effects that would be competitive with consoles. Reply
  • OMGkragnor - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    If i were to win this kit i would use it to test and develop FOSS android productivity applications and games Reply
  • Ryard - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    This will be the kick in the butt I need to start developing! Reply
  • isorashi - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    I'd try to make a fun, casual game, and sell it for $1 per license Reply
  • diesalot - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    I would like to use Android to control and interact items around you. From home theater devices to household items. Reply
  • Cullinaire - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    I'd probably stare at it for a while.

    Then think about what I'd do with it.
    Reply
  • Rocket321 - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    I'm not going to lie...I've dabbled in app development but most likely I'd use it as an easy way to share photos, youtube, and other videos etc on my TV, and use it as an app/game/wi-fi web reader around the home.

    I've been working through an Android development text book in my spare time.
    Reply
  • Wiggy McShades - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    I've been working (with one other person), for the past 8 months, on application that can optimize your commute using your local public transit systems and roadways. We do an analysis in the cloud on the data collected from the user's device to make predictions on your arrival time, what routes you should take, and a heads up about traffic on the routes you travel on frequently. Unfortunately computing in the cloud is expensive and so we've looked into doing the data analysis on the actual device. The issue with this is the performance and power draw of the calculations being done. This dev kit not only would allow me to prototype a multithreaded version of our software, but also help to optomize our code using the platforms advanced power measurement circuitry to see if we're getting any real world gains from our optimizations. The software should see large gains from a second processing core and this would be the perfect dev platform to test that with. Reply
  • tvdang7 - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    I want to play with the camera Reply
  • Strmtrper6 - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    I need something to test some games I'm working on that are based on certain board game mechanics . Reply
  • judasmachine - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    I've got all my personal info waiting. Reply
  • lesherm - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    develop apps for an open source library automation system. Reply
  • bedbed - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    This is a perfect way to get into android application development. Reply
  • crumja - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    I have quite a few ideas about how to improve the gaming experience on mobile handphones by bringing some revitalized adaptations of classic RPGs. Reply
  • terragb - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    Develop games for android! Reply
  • brozono - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    Finally start work on creating an Android video player that supports chapters and remembering where you were in a video upon resume. Reply
  • lazydc - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    one that you could play wifi with your friends would be nice Reply
  • niko7 - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    i would develop a mobile version of phonism Reply
  • @44thfloor - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    I would use the platform to super charge the development of nfc enabled apps. If the kit isn't nfc enabled, first I would cry for awhile, then continue developing the p2p, location based engagement app thats about 70% complete but had to suspended development due lack of funds. Reply
  • phamous - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    POSTING FOR FREE MSM 8660 MOBILE DEVELOPMENT PLATFORM. OH YES!!! Reply
  • sonofgodfrey - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    Use it to develop security products. Reply
  • Formu1a - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    Firstly SNB, then Cougar point B3 stepping, then Bulldozer, then SNB-E, then IvyBridge and now the MSM8660, then my SKYNET build started and almost done. Anything more?? :D

    Preparing to get my process monitoring app to be Mobile compatible.
    Reply
  • commandoinaction - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    I would definitely get all the apps possible and run some productivity tests on it. 13MP camera, wonder how you cram all that into a small sensor. Cool factor having something that nobody else has. Anand, I would review this for you too! Reply
  • hansmuff - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    I develop small applications from utilities to games, but I've always been tethered to typical x86 platforms (Windows, Linux) because I can't really afford to purchase those nifty new devices.
    I'm dreaming of being able to deploy a couple of things on this platform (porting) and to learn how to make use of the new medium. It is very different from a PC, and it's certainly a major market I would love to put my work into.
    Thanks for the contest, thanks Qualcomm for such an awesome prize!
    Reply
  • invinciblegod - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    I would check to see if there are any compatibility issues with my current android games and if there are, fix the issues before any phones with this SOC come out. I would also be able to get a head start on developing for the next generation of handsets. Reply
  • MichaelEGR - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    I'm the creator of TyphonRT a soon to be released middleware platform for real time app & game dev for Android. I would use the MSM8660 to test all sorts of low level performance oriented graphics code and also further test multi-core / distributing workloads beyond one core on a mobile platform. I'd hit up it's GL 2.x goodness and love it tenderly.. heh.. ;P Reply
  • Jo3ziLLa - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    I would most likely give it to a DEV or team that builds ROMS for my current Android phone!! Reply
  • MaK2000 - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    I like free stuff Reply
  • Strife21 - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    sign me up Reply
  • JakLee - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    This would be the perfect platform for the design of my next Turn Based Strategy game - that is what I would do with it if I won! Reply
  • sh0v - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    Count me in. Reply
  • Scybert - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    Information wants to be free. Reply
  • gkline - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    I've been unsatisfied by the various DLNA s/w available on droid so far. Reply
  • jamori - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    as motivation to actually do some Android development Reply
  • randomw - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    Always good to have multiple platforms to test android apps from... Reply
  • dhoshaw - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    Good way to get started an Android development. Reply
  • alldark - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    Count me in Reply
  • rajopotamus - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    i would build a netflix app for android. Reply
  • quasse - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    to develop a mobile version of my scientific data acquisition and display software. Reply
  • aravindp - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    I have some ideas for 3d augmented reality applications that would probably kill my old G1. Of course, I would also fiddle around and document any quirks of porting to the platform for any future os/app devs. Reply
  • shooty - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    like others already posted, this would be nice for mobile compatibility testing for my websites. Reply
  • sylar365 - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    I have this great idea for a physics based mobile game that involves birds that are "upset". Also, trains and bridges. Seriously, though, this would actually help me finish and test some things I have been working on. Reply
  • RutigerDufresne - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    I'd like to start developing Android apps instead of these apple ones. Reply
  • Jebzilla - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    I would start honing my develpment skills if I did. Reply
  • Master_Sigma - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    As a budding programmer I'd use it to learn programming for mobile devices. Reply
  • extide - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    And I would REALLY love to get my hand on this device, it would be an awesome tool to be able to use to develop cool apps for the next generation of phones coming out! Reply
  • thralloforcus - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    I would be able to develop and test a mobile version of the websites my company makes for the government and other clients. Plus, I could get started playing around with programming games for Android. Reply
  • statik213 - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    hoo! Reply
  • kurts - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    I'm going to be doing an undergrad research project, developing coursework for an Android development course. It would be great to have a device where there could be a standard platform, not necessarily tied to carrier software updates, and common hardware features.

    Kurt
    Reply
  • justinmalek0 - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    It would be a great way for me to develop more apps for android!!! Reply
  • BenjaminTseng - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    Use it as an additional testing platform (I've so far been testing apps only on my Motorola Droid2) Reply
  • DParadoxx - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    Looking to port some apps to android! Reply
  • DJMiggy - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    I'd love to develop my own rom version and apps. Reply
  • mlangsottile - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    I would love this. Reply
  • zenit55 - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    i will be able to play with stock android software untainted by the manufacturers. Reply
  • phxz31 - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    OMG I want this soo bad! I have been using a rooted Droid Eris for my first Android dev projects but the CPU is so outdated and memory is so limited that its really hard to judge how things will perform on a real smart-phone.

    This is so cool, I love getting an opportunity for free stuff!
    Reply
  • berrykerry789 - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    Would use it for playing intensive games, porting iphone apps, and editing websites and photos :) Reply
  • Marcus_Vitruvius - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    This would be awesome to own. Reply
  • fbausch - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    i would suddenly be so productive! i would port os x to run on android, then the next week, i would port hypercard. then i'd take a week off and make a lot of money gambling, then back to work. Reply
  • diefirma - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    I would build an app to supplement my forthcoming book Reply
  • ak2webd3 - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    @Ak2WebD3 Build Killer RT HD encoding & Video server 4 PPV video & http://www.bigsixbones.com Tournament game server 4 Later Feature Roadmap http://thebirthofwebd3.blogspot.com/2008/06/univer... TEXT me 5102284325 When i win ;-) #ConfidenceISBaller Reply
  • ak2webd3 - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    BTW HD encoding & Video server 4 PPV video Encoder is in HTML5 Microsecond SSD BrowserCache! http://thebirthofwebd3.blogspot.com/2008/01/birth-... Reply
  • HeavyARMS - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    Wonder if they will allow this to attach to an exchange server at work. would love to try :) Reply
  • df96817 - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    Have a couple of ideas to try out. Reply
  • DigitalFreak - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    Honeycomb roms! Reply
  • wogzi - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    And teach myself a valuable trade skill in the process to complement my double humanities degree.

    Sigh.
    Reply
  • baymon - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    play the hell out of it. Reply
  • cb00 - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    I just set my android development tools last night! Perfect way to test my app without constantly bothering my wife.. since she's the one with the android phone =) Reply
  • apmon2 - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    I would help with our port from J2ME to android of the open source software GpsMid, an offline turn-by-turn navigation system based upon OpenStreetMap data. As we are a group of hobbyists, we can't afford buying various handsets to test the application on. Reply
  • lucky4586 - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    Found out my wife is pregnant last week so no more money on toy for a while..... Free is for me now! Reply
  • Maccollector - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    I would use it to aid me in developing and testing apps. Reply
  • kumquatsrus - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    learn more about android Reply
  • WillieB2 - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    Just want one for the joy of seeing what I could do with it....... Reply
  • bunkerhugger - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    Before they take all my jobs! Reply
  • intrawl - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    I would use this to develop Web apps for Android and iOS since I have never had the chance to work on mobile Web apps. I would also enjoy developing regular Android apps as well. Reply
  • Bgoomba2002 - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    I would develop things. I would quit my day job which is sucking away my will to live and start my own company writing software. There are countless opportunities to take advantage off.

    So many of the big software companies are not ramping up on the new mobile platforms because they dont want to bring new teams on board and have thier current staff overloaded already. Its the perfect chance for small development shops to build the next great thing.
    Reply
  • anona6 - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    gotta get video chat workinjg Reply
  • ENOTTY - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    ...like a new phone to replace my Droid. Reply
  • deurbroucq - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    I would use it to develop an Android app with my friend. Reply
  • ichigeki - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    Looks freakin awesome! Reply
  • cyrusfox - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    Yeah I guess I would finally tackle Android if I won and learn how to put my programs on it, Maybe it could convince me that I don't need x86, but I doubt it. Reply
  • carassius - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    time to work on some new app ideas I have and probably a custom rom or two. Reply
  • brian2p98 - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    to begin developing games on this platform Reply
  • aguilpa1 - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    Isn't it about time? Reply
  • ET - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    I don't know what I'll do with the kit, but I'm sure I'll find uses for the box it comes in.

    :)
    Reply
  • acaaew - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    I have done mobile web development on iOS for my employer, tweaking pages so that they load and function correctly. Currently our mobile standard is either blackberry or iphone. I have been trying to convince them to check out the android platform because of the OS's extreme flexibility. This would give me the chance to show management what android can do and give me a chance to learn how to develop for android.

    I also would love to have the phone for personal reasons. I am into emulators and because of the power of this platform it would allow me to test, develop and port emulators from other platforms to android.

    Please pick me to receive this awesome device and I will make sure that I take full advantage of the opportunity.
    Reply
  • eljefe62 - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    I would learn how to develop! Reply
  • fatmanJ.J. - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    I would use it mostly for music movies games and emulators and to show off to people because this thing is a freaking powerhouse! Reply
  • lagitup - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    just to compare the performance against tegra 2. Reply
  • raen7 - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    If I won this, I'd be developing Android-based apps and services for education - teachers, students, principals, etc.; and of course some games! Reply
  • Apollyon1980 - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    Mobile development would help get me out of this current job box I am stuck in and open up doors that would have otherwise not exist. Reply
  • stuntprogrammer - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    I'd be interested to compare the performance of the in-order Scorpion cores with a full 128b wide implementation of neon against TI OMAP4430 which has out of order A9 cores but only a 64bit wide implementation of neon on SIMD multimedia and data processing kernels. The Scorpion should win but there are a lot of variables to explore. Reply
  • mpklein13 - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    Sweet....Gimme one please Reply
  • KIAman - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    I would use it to test some ports I've done. Reply
  • quantumsquid - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    this thing actually has enough power to do some realtime augmented reality stuff. I would see what I can render in real-time... Reply
  • Doggiepoo - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    I would make program that can end world hunger. Reply
  • neolefty - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    With more horsepower for developing vision-based and image processing apps. Reply
  • dcorbdcorb - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    I would use this platform to design and debug security applications. Reply
  • H8ff0000 - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    I'd stare at it intensely until it made me lunch. Reply
  • psyclon9 - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    Looks to be a beast of a phone,... Reply
  • daneren2005 - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    To be honest I would just give it to my wife to use as gaming device so she stops stealing mine all the time. But here is for hoping you guys don't actually read these comments! Reply
  • thecank - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    Here, Here... Reply
  • TETRONG - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    Make a revolutionary app that combines music, physics, graphics, and skills ala' "The Glass Bead Game" by Hermann Hesse Reply
  • Elixer - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    It would be a interesting experiment to see if a openGL game could be ported over... Reply
  • paloul - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    the hardware will allow us to make some apps with the future in mind. more over allow us to port some of our existing apps to android. Reply
  • deputc26 - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    Develop something with it. Reply
  • DaveKrish - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    Write software for it ! Reply
  • an0n42 - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    I would make a killer app. Literally, you press the button and people die. Reply
  • neogodless - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    I would use this phone to build Android programs and possibly games. I'd like to track some household things, like salt for the water purifier, maintaining the roof, cleaning the drain spouts, fence painting, etc. Reply
  • the_vorpal_blade - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    I don't currently own any truly portable electronics, and will be bumming around Europe for the summer. Having a wifi enabled device would allow me to easily stay in contact with my family. Reply
  • Shadowmage - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    I' d do some Android dev work as a hobby to break my PhD work monotony. Reply
  • speaker - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    Haha, this thing would be amazing to start developing with. Give me, I'm drooling. :P ' ' Reply
  • qhoa1385 - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    oh snap! dragon Reply
  • owbert - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    Mobile app fame here I come Reply
  • n0cmonkey - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    I want to win this for the pelican cases! Reply
  • ramprun - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    i think i am going to make angry pigs to retaliate against the birds. seriously, you just can't sitting in one place all day against birdie bombardment. Reply
  • timmciglobal - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    I would get a big head start into developing for android vs iOs. Reply
  • valvalis - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    I'd wow all my friends with how amazingly fast my non-phone was. Reply
  • byroncheng - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    You mean nobody wants to handcuff this briefcase to their wrist and wear dark sunglasses? Reply
  • mfenn - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    At least I'm honest. :P Reply
  • Bob-o - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    Experimenting with a virtual-gl kind of thing on Android... Reply
  • daniel002 - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    Would be nice to see how far you can push different ROMs. Reply
  • CuE0083 - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    ...for me to get back into mobile app development Reply
  • nandreetta - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    Obviously I'd use it to play Angry Birds. Reply
  • Assimilator87 - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    Since the HPalm Touchpad is pretty much running the same SoC, it would be cool to port WebOS 3.0 to this thing. Reply
  • swalker - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    Take a dip in the mobile app devel waters. Reply
  • prime2515103 - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    I'd make an app that figures out what somebody looks like from a picture of the back of their head :D Reply
  • sosotired - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    create something amazing and have qualcomm hire me? Reply
  • wdxie - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    This would give me the opportunity to start building apps for android. Reply
  • CalvinHobbes - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    I'd start working on a mobile game I've been thinking about. Reply
  • amole95 - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    Development time... Reply
  • waltercln - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    show it off to my developer friends and brag, then bring real android apps to the forefront and make only the best. Reply
  • rnjeezy - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    to kickstart the development of some android apps. Reply
  • iocon - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    It's going to be a good gaming platform. Excellent to test 3D game engines on. Reply
  • sabot00 - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    With some games to use the power of this thing it will be a great bragger. Reply
  • ickyv2 - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    Create a game called Angry Pig and smash birdies. Reply
  • Azmedaj - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    What do you do with a lightning fast dev platform but develop on it :P Reply
  • sigmatau - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    I would love to test the camera Reply
  • efeman - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    A friend and I always dreamed of getting into app-making ("always" being relative to when mobile app development boomed). Having this platform would certainly boost our productivitiy! Reply
  • heero884 - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    If only retail phones were this cool. Nifty development kit.. imagine the games you would be able to develop with this.. Reply
  • spaz mk will - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    I would give this to a friend of mine as a graduation present for finishing his masters. He's a wonderful computer engineer and would really make use of some great hardware Reply
  • jms3003 - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    this would be a nice testing platform for my army app :) Reply
  • NinjaCommando - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    be easier to develop games on Reply
  • hoshun - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    try and learn abit. OR most likely use it as a glorified media-player :p Reply
  • tmensonides - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    I have no idea :) Reply
  • MasterTactician - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    want. Reply
  • plemans - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    should be a good time messing with Reply
  • jdubs860 - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    I'd use it to develop a poke your grandma facebook widget. Imagine all the time you'd save! Reply
  • JWatson - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    I've been wanting to program for Android phones, but since my contract isn't up until January, it makes it hard to start without a Android phone. Reply
  • Hob - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    It would be a fun shiny object to have. Reply
  • rellekmr - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    I would convert my board games to handheld versions. Reply
  • Skarn - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    . . . I might try to learn how to code for Android. Reply
  • max40watt - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    Well this would be an exciting way to get the proverbial leg in the door on the development of android apps while on a grad student budget. Reply
  • Omid.M - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    I would donate the device to the Society of Computer Engineering (SCE) club at my university (SJSU), where many of my friends are engineers and work on mobile apps and stuff.

    I would offer it up as a "rentable" device, so that nobody can take it home, and it can only be used in the context of development as an educational tool.

    I'd rather see what several smart minds come up with instead of using it myself (one mind, one input).

    Not trying to get all Mother Teresa, either. I've seen how quickly those guys come up with stuff.
    Reply
  • spamfilterman - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    I am a software developer, and I've started some Android development on the side. I need this for some projects... Reply
  • UNHchabo - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    I don't have a smart phone, so this would be my first real chance to be able to write applications for them. Reply
  • pakpak - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    would probably use it to tinker with development of android apps. Reply
  • reheat - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    See if it'll run Crysis. Reply
  • gdansk - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    I wonder if Qualcomm's Adreno 220 compares to the SGX 543MP at the same resolution... Reply
  • badasfck - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    As few others said port some good apps over to android this would be great for! Reply
  • Wilberwind - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    I've yet to own a smart phone but this wold certainly work very well for me. Reply
  • jolo8569 - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    If I had it I would use it until it blew up Reply
  • thingnblah - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    Time to get developing Reply
  • smeghead4269 - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    I have a friend who's into software development, so I'd probably gift it to him. Reply
  • GeoBoy)SU - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    I'd like to develop an app that will allow my Android based tablet to automatically update my Facebook status to show that my iPhone has automatically updated my Facebook status to show that I was drinking a venti Latte at Starbucks....not that anyone cares where I am, or what I'm doing every moment of my day.... Reply
  • LordSojar - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    Personally, I'd love to develop a University application for my school... been pondering this for a while now, and this would be a huge boon to doing that.

    So yeh, I'd love a shot at this. :)
    Reply
  • furarri - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    I would develop the next great app! Reply
  • rhorrocks - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    This looks like an excellent phone. Love the case. Reply
  • ThunderDan - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    I would use this device to create a prototype for a lob app that would hopefully convince my management to invest in mobile devices as a serious platform. Reply
  • bobbyh - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    i would develop apps Reply
  • spartango - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    Motorola's Webtop app on the Atrix 4g was a step in the right direction, but I'd work on running a proper VM on the device...normally suspended but active when you plug into a display. Imagine the power of being able to not just have a browser, but pretty much any application..
    Not impossible--Xen is already on ARM, and the nextgen snapdragon systems should be powerful enough to support desktop features on a bigger display safely.
    Reply
  • ale087 - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    Qualcomm has been making fantastic hardware! this development platform would be a huge inspiration for android development and more. Reply
  • justaviking - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    I would learn how to develop an application that helps me submitting winning entries to the Anandtech.com drawings. Reply
  • ct760ster - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    Rolling the dices Reply
  • check - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    Well, the first thing I would do is show it to the controls and software engineers at work and make them jealous.

    After that I would work on a controller for my HTPC/Entertainment center
    Reply
  • IvanChess - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    I would use it to broaden my programming horizons and better understand the mobile platforms. Reply
  • tiquio - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    Dear Anand,
    I'm a computer science minor in college and I'm going to med school next year. I have always loved computers and programming. I have been meaning to enter the world of mobile programming and I have a few ideas that I think could be revolutionary. I'd rather not divulge them here because I'm afraid they may be taken but I think this would be a great opportunity for me to enter the world of mobile programming and get my hands dirty with this new dual core SoC. I have significant experience in C/C++ and Java and I think I will be capable of putting together some great mobile applications.
    Reply
  • ehicks05 - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    Enjoy the chance to learn and develop on a new platform. Reply
  • aceat64 - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    I'd use the device to start developing applications for the Android platform, since I only have an iPhone right now I have no way to do real world testing. Reply
  • reckert - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    I'd like one for developing a geo caching app Reply
  • DownloadMaster - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    I'd make a video game Reply
  • Mathman - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    Ya, I know this isn't exactly the right platform for it, but I would have to try it. Reply
  • EmperorDeslok - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    This looks like an excelent device to start developing a fresh Ui that would run on both old and new devices. I've been working on concepts for one that would keep all relevant information at the users fingertips less spread out and fragmented than the current scattering of information android exhibits now. Reply
  • Magwheelz - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    Find a way to get my deer cam pictures on here and send/use for a website that displays them. Reply
  • original_gunner - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    Cost of platform, otherwise I'd be mobile portable Reply
  • Sonicadvance1 - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    I'm a developer on the Dolphin Gamecube/Wii/Triforce emulator, as most should know, Dolphin can run most Gamecube and Wii games full speed on a decently powerful PC. I have been working for a while now making Dolphin work on systems that aren't x86/x86_64 based. My recent work includes removing the Nvidia CG dependency in Dolphin(Because Nvidia doesn't support Android the best when it comes to Nvidia CG.) Also I've worked on the core of Dolphin to make the Interpreter core work on ARM virtual machines.

    If I had this device, I would continue my port of Dolphin over to Android devices, and write a native recompiler core for Dolphin for ARM based Android devices, such as this one.
    Reply
  • cgsocmom2 - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    It would be so awsome to win this new toy. great features Reply
  • cgsocmom2 - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    would be awsome to win this new toy. always great to have the latest and greatest technonogy Reply
  • CKTurbo128 - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    This would be a great kit to use for developing and testing Android apps on. Testing and developing on a phone like the original Droid is okay, but it is definitely limiting and showing it's age. Reply
  • JonnyBlaze - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    If i won this! Love playing with new stuff!! Reply
  • cleteberry - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    I'd set out optimistically to make an awesome new indie game, so wildly popular, iOS would become a thing of the past....

    But then reality would kick in, and i'd realize that that actually takes determination and talent. So I'd just sell it on ebay and go back to my life of being a 40hr/wk mundane worker drone.
    Reply
  • mikengcm - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    Agree!! Reply
  • CheBuzz - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    I'd love to work on a mobile version of the ground control software from the OpenPilot platform. It'd be awesome to simply take your phone to the flying field instead of having to lug around computers every time. Reply
  • mmm11105 - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    Would love a good system to test my mobile sites on android. Only test on iOS for now Reply
  • RCSI - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    Main benefit this would serve is opening up the opportunity to really delve into developing various applications and games. Reply
  • Gpaiva - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    I could help my brother bring his android bird guide up to date. Reply
  • I312 - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    Test the game I'm developing so that it can take advantage of next-gen hardware. Reply
  • LKO - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    I'd like to get this to work on connecting Braille displays to Android phones, as you can do with the current iPhones. Reply
  • kenyee - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    It'd be used for hacking up an embedded security monitoring app... Reply
  • Gibson12345 - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    What a giveaway. Wow. I wish I could say I'd use it for development, but the reality is that I'd immediately download every application I'm not able to run on the MyTouch 3G. Reply
  • teknique - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    This would be perfect for a couple of projects I am working on right now. Reply
  • geozh - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    i'd use it to make all your wildest dreams come true. Reply
  • Kaboose - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    I would use it to (FINALLY) start seriously developing my (many) app idea's as so far i have 5 or 6 app's i would like to try and get out there but no real (good) method to test and no incentive to finish at the moment :P Reply
  • Bikram72 - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    I would like one so i can use it to brag that i have the best phone around period Reply
  • NurFACE1 - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    What better way to break out of Minnesota Winter than to spring into a Qualcomm device! Reply
  • jaicen - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    I would definately start developing some video editing apps for utilizing that camera Reply
  • XxL1Lm1kexX - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    Cool Device Reply
  • clairvoyantx - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    Having that much computational and graphics horsepower along with video capabilities will make it possible to develop applications that enhance telemedicine and make it affordable given the power it can pack into something truely mobile. Reply
  • sakanade - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    Tell everybody my phone has the best packaging period. Reply
  • jiayao - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    never have an android phone, I want one, Reply
  • webmastir - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    I'm waiting for my current contract to expire at the end of the year so I can get my hands on WP7 and do my development using real phone and not just an emulator. But this MDP can shift my development intentions to Android platform as I've been thinking about doing some programming outside of Microsoft's world to explore other areas for awhile now, just did not get a real opportuniy for that. This might be it. Oh...and I would save $1350 ;) Reply
  • aedgy - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    develop killer app n make lots of money - then take over the world. Reply
  • pivotus - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    Will also focus on some video and photo editing apps. Reply
  • nero2z - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    I would use the platform to learn more about the internals of Android, specifically how a mobile operating system is structured, and how one can get performance out of the system when power is a constraint. Reply
  • A Bert - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    Would like to develop marketable apps. Reply
  • KidneyBean - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    I currently use a Motorola Droid as a mobile information device. I don't need cell phone service, and I use a MiFi for mobile VOIP and Internet. So I would us this as an upgrade.

    I am also curious about how it works with an HDMI display, because I would like to use this instead of a seperate set top box as my main computer. But that would be a bonus, and I doubt that will mature this soon.
    Reply
  • KineticHummus - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    I will use this as a testing platform for a media device that can finally play back almost any media file that a real pc can play. Reply
  • LeTiger - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    Use it for app development as well... Reply
  • lebarle - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    Well lets see. I could sit around my house and surf the internet over the wifi. I could watch movies on the small screen. hmm. sounds like a laptop only smaller. I could impress my son with something that looks like his phone but is faster. Yeah, if you give me one for free I could definitely think of something to do with it. Reply
  • ThePoliteGuy - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    So it has 1.5Ghz battery-hungry dual core CPU, but it does not have a cellular connectivity?!

    From the first glance this dev phone really looks like a freakin good frying pan. But if I would be the lucky one from the horde of all Anandtech commentators I definetely would not dare to use this phone in my kitchen as a substitute.

    I would be thinking how to improve battery life on Android for this CPU. For real!
    Reply
  • colinw - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    Would be interested to see 3D performance on these things. I would finally have a proper android platform to test my games on. Reply
  • SARS - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    I work for a company that specializes in digital medical forms records. The doctors I work with love their iPads, and we've been spending quite some time developing for iOS at their request.

    A chance to explore development for and/or port our work over to Android would open up a sea of possibilities, as there are far more Android-based smart phones among our clientele than there are iPads. Because of this, I believe we'd see far greater return on time invested developing for the Android platform than we do developing for iOS.
    Reply
  • troutstreaming - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    RT photo/video app development platform Reply
  • Hays - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    I would see if it could play crysis 2 :) Reply
  • truk007 - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    ...I would be able to usurp the title of World Internet Expert from Kim Jong Il. Reply
  • shiro132 - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    I'd really like to know what it's like to juggle something so expensive. But I've never had the money for it. Please let me juggle this phone. I NEED TO EXPLORE. Also, it would be nice to take it apart to see how the hardware it put together. Pictures are never enough. Perhaps juggling the phone could lead to this somehow. Reply
  • planar3d - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    ...to fix PSN's security problems and put to rest the minds of 70 million people. Reply
  • DOLOisSOLO - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    I'd try everything from game development, to creating mobile sites, to creating an Instapaper extension. Reply
  • pinesol - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    I would play all sorts of really cool games on it. Isn't that what it's for? Reply
  • CapnBob - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    just the thing to keep my brain from rotting at my age Reply
  • jerrycxj - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    it would be a great chance to see what a development platform really is Reply
  • toddsims - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    I would develop a full HD video compression and real time streaming application that might actually stress out the dual cores! Reply
  • Muldoonite - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    ....I would most likely sell this dev platform if I won because I am a poor college student and I could use a new laptop and textbooks..etc I hope saying that doesn't lower my chances haha. Reply
  • SkyBum - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    This would be a great incentive.. Reply
  • Trefugl - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    I'm fairly new to coding apps (I'm a mechanical engineer), but I've wanted to get into it more, so I think having a development platform would encourage me more... Reply
  • SimplyGreen - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    I really could use one of these. Reply
  • Furgurgurgurf - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    It would be fun to develop on something a bit different from the norm Reply
  • purrcatian - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    This looks like it would be a great wifi phone. 2.3 has built in SIP support. I also want to mess with the multitasking to see if Android has any chance of ever being supported by me. Reply
  • stealth814 - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    always want to build home security app. Reply
  • andruha - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    The tablet of the future: sleek and elegant, compact and possibly foldable multifunctional device that will eliminate the need for other gadgets we carry around. Reply
  • Lunyone - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    This would be cool to have and play with!!!!! Reply
  • vshah - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    wish someone would make one with a similar industrial design Reply
  • k7s5a - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    This sweet hardware would prompt me to finally complete my first app for the market - Reply
  • nojoes - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    Those cases are some sweet icing on a killer phone. Reply
  • mantikos - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    An app that uses the camera in conjunction with GPS, wi-fi triangulation and the 5 microphones to calculate if it safe to cross the road based on location, distance to cross streer, vehicle and traffic signal noise as well as camera to make sure there is nothing blocking the path for the wheelchair of a visually impaaired individual...kinda like a helping sight dog Reply
  • Demonhitman - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    I would make games or office apps that make use of the graphic power of the chip. Reply
  • mrkrown - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    I will finish co developing applications for android and contributing to the android community. Reply
  • fyhuang - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    I would use it to test out mobile video games. Reply
  • seferio - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    Would like to see how Qualcomm's dual-core snapdragon will compare with my Atrix (Tegra 2) as well as other mobile platforms like Samsung's Hummingbird and the older single-core Snapdragons. Reply
  • tmodjeska - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    I'd love to develop an Android based supply chain management app .. Reply
  • bigboxes - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    Gimme. Reply
  • adegan - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    If I had one of these I would lock myself into a room with my computer and this dev kit and develop the best uber game that this beautiful piece of equipment can handle. This hardware is so epic. Reply
  • raptorious - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    To develop open source apps for android. Reply
  • Vesku - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    I'd use it to work on more externally aware apps, five microphones sounds very interesting. Reply
  • Old_Wolf - Thursday, April 28, 2011 - link

    I would like to work on an interface for a more complete Enterprise IT monitoring and management suite. I need to get some time to sit down and pull all of my desired features together. Too bad I could not use the app for my own currrent job due to security restrictions. Reply
  • matt3D - Thursday, April 28, 2011 - link

    I would like to develop open source programs and learn more about the android operating system. Reply
  • Darth_Sushi - Thursday, April 28, 2011 - link

    For a second, I thought they were selling it for 10 bucks...but that was just the advertisement for a case by amazon...oh well. Reply
  • critical_ - Thursday, April 28, 2011 - link

    I've been meaning to develop a PACS apps for reading radiolographic studies. I happen to work in the health care industry and believe this is the next frontier. Reply
  • e. - Thursday, April 28, 2011 - link

    I would finally develop an award-winning application and quit my job. Reply
  • quartertech - Thursday, April 28, 2011 - link

    I'd carry the badass case around with me everywhere, and everyone would wonder what's in it.
    Watch them gasp as I extract...another case from inside it.

    I'm telling you I'd really do this.
    Reply
  • lcleeman - Thursday, April 28, 2011 - link

    Love the box. Mobile development is my current fancy, so this would be a wonderful tool. Reply
  • Watwatwat - Thursday, April 28, 2011 - link

    ftw Reply
  • phillipefelut - Thursday, April 28, 2011 - link

    its ugly.but my tech love can turn a blind eye Reply
  • jt225 - Thursday, April 28, 2011 - link

    So I can finally develop apps for Android. Reply
  • splisskin - Thursday, April 28, 2011 - link

    I would use it to better integrate android with current automotive technology. Reply
  • dowant - Thursday, April 28, 2011 - link

    It's time for an additional revenue stream...
    Even if it's in the beer money range.
    Reply
  • ZenKen - Thursday, April 28, 2011 - link

    This dev phone would be great for implementing and testing some modifications I've always wanted to make to the Android OS. Reply
  • ProDigit - Thursday, April 28, 2011 - link

    I would test old dos (dosbox) and perhaps even windows games on it via a virtual environment.

    Even test an older ms office, if it works, via wine.

    I'd never try to overclock it, it could damage the phone, and that would be a pitty.
    Reply
  • saintdev - Thursday, April 28, 2011 - link

    Can I use it for Folding? Reply
  • farleytron - Thursday, April 28, 2011 - link

    I can create a new game! Reply
  • zillac - Thursday, April 28, 2011 - link

    finally get into Android app development? Reply
  • dexterkarthik - Thursday, April 28, 2011 - link

    Finally can get my hands full with work while I am recovering on a long leave from office :D Reply
  • Duwelon - Thursday, April 28, 2011 - link

    I'd look at seeing what kind of crazy stuff I could make. Reply
  • Daveman509 - Thursday, April 28, 2011 - link

    I'd really like to get this to give me an edge for the next gen mobiles. Reply
  • LordDCLXVI - Thursday, April 28, 2011 - link

    I agree with most of the other comments, I would also use this to develop a mobile-friendly version of my site, and maybe an app. Reply
  • y2kbugger - Thursday, April 28, 2011 - link

    I would Raise this Dev Platform like a beautiful child. Reply
  • chun_106 - Thursday, April 28, 2011 - link

    This is a great product, I just want to have one. Reply
  • k2340 - Thursday, April 28, 2011 - link

    I start my PhD in the fall focusing on ubiquitous computing devices in healthcare/wellness/fitness. A huge focus is on mobile computing with sensor data. I would love to have this development platform for rapid prototyping of my research projects. One of the biggest letdowns of current phones is lack of USB host. This development platform clearly has USB host as well as openness for plugging new devices into it. I wish it had NFC, but that is for on-the-side personal projects ;) Lack of cellular connection isn't a huge problem with USB host - just pop in a 3G/4G usb dongle!

    The 5 microphones are certainly interesting and I would like to explore new ways to utilize them. The large camera sensor would benefit some of my planned research projects with exergaming and other computer vision ideas. I am definitely looking forward to the dual core CPU and more powerful GPU to power the exergaming projects.

    Please pick me, for science! :)
    Reply
  • mortzz - Thursday, April 28, 2011 - link

    and help my buddy port over his iOS apps. Reply
  • Prospero - Thursday, April 28, 2011 - link

    This would help motivate me to get started on the medical app I have planned. I actually do have a developers account. Reply
  • misaki - Thursday, April 28, 2011 - link

    What else would you do with a development platform... except start developing?! Reply
  • ol1bit - Thursday, April 28, 2011 - link

    Sweetness, no longer do I have to tinker with my Droid! Reply
  • alee67 - Thursday, April 28, 2011 - link

    If I won this, I'd develop software on it to make money. Reply
  • rraman.ca - Thursday, April 28, 2011 - link

    Develop android apps for our enterprise customers for factory automation Reply
  • majter - Thursday, April 28, 2011 - link

    It would be nice coding AR apps with the framework Qualcomm provides. As more powerful mobile devices are built, more demanding 3D apps should be available in the market. Surely developing games is nice; it shows us what we can do, attracts audience, and pay the bills. However, we can do far more with these new technologies. Those are my hopes for the contest :) Reply
  • kapoww - Thursday, April 28, 2011 - link

    I'd walk around in a suit and randomly whip out that official looking case and pretend to perform some high tech stuff with the contents. Reply
  • boomheadshot32 - Thursday, April 28, 2011 - link

    i would develop! Reply
  • Vahe.Pet - Thursday, April 28, 2011 - link

    I would eat the ROMs that other are going to cook. :) Reply
  • jlafount - Thursday, April 28, 2011 - link

    Ability to create a superapp Reply
  • Deleted - Thursday, April 28, 2011 - link

    Angry Birds. Lots and lots of Angry Birds. Oh, and maybe I'll port my iPhone apps to Android. But mostly Angry Birds. Reply
  • misterglass - Thursday, April 28, 2011 - link

    Great device to develop android apps! Reply
  • arginite - Thursday, April 28, 2011 - link

    Great for app development.
    It would help me launch my plans to take over the world muhahaha!
    Reply
  • KSmithInNY - Thursday, April 28, 2011 - link

    I am a developer with an existing body of work and would love to have a tool like this under my belt (or on it :) ).

    Congrats to whoever wins it but i can only hope and pray this makes it into the hands of someone who will use it for what it's designed for and not a glorified MP3 player.
    Reply
  • Yuriman - Thursday, April 28, 2011 - link

    Could definitely put this to good use. Reply
  • sic4672 - Thursday, April 28, 2011 - link

    I would use the platform to start into a career that I would love much more than my dead end job. This would be a great springboard for that change. Reply
  • fatmanosu74 - Thursday, April 28, 2011 - link

    I would finally have a smartphone. Reply
  • greystrokedaoc - Thursday, April 28, 2011 - link

    yes x3! Reply
  • samoz3 - Thursday, April 28, 2011 - link

    I am a graduate student in Computer Science at Purdue, focusing on information security. I have done some work in the past on using cell phones for user authentication and providing services, especially in the healthcare domain.

    However, my research group quickly ran into difficulties because the phone was not powerful enough (several years ago) and had unintuitive user interfaces (it was an old Nokia brick phone).

    It would be interesting to reopen this research with more modern technology that included higher performance and better user interfaces.
    Reply
  • allajunaki - Thursday, April 28, 2011 - link

    Smallest HTPC, anyone?

    Too bad, Im not from US.. :P
    Reply
  • Si1veR - Thursday, April 28, 2011 - link

    I would try creating different types of apps. Reply
  • Icabus - Thursday, April 28, 2011 - link

    I would make an app that tracks my progress around the track and link it up with the ODBII system to get real time statistics on the car being driven. Couple that with video recording and accelerometer readings and bam, track app baby. Reply
  • joetekubi - Thursday, April 28, 2011 - link

    Been wanting to jump into writing QT apps for Android. This would be perfect! Reply
  • ASUSLANBOX - Thursday, April 28, 2011 - link

    Great opportunity to build apps that take advantage of dual core snapdragon. Reply
  • hosps - Thursday, April 28, 2011 - link

    I would love to use the platform to develop and test multicore capabilities and better understand how to port desktop apps for use on mobile devices. Reply
  • bigubig - Thursday, April 28, 2011 - link

    This will make my day Reply
  • Asteon - Thursday, April 28, 2011 - link

    i was sick of apple ios.it's time to explore android. Reply
  • Suaave - Thursday, April 28, 2011 - link

    Excellent choice, I would love to have one. Reply
  • clzttt - Thursday, April 28, 2011 - link

    leave a dot, just for my luck.
    btw.. I do really like this phone...
    Reply
  • aznofazns - Thursday, April 28, 2011 - link

    I would love to finally retire my old Blackberry Curve 8900. It's slow, drops signal, has poor battery life, and is difficult to use for anything besides phone calls and texts. I've been waiting patiently to upgrade to an Android phone for some time now, so this Qualcomm powerhouse would be so sweet. I'd probably also use it as a mobile HTPC frequently to output 1080p. :) Reply
  • HumanDynamo - Thursday, April 28, 2011 - link

    Development is always better with the right tools. Reply
  • chessdeviant - Thursday, April 28, 2011 - link

    Me want to win. Reply
  • SNES350 - Thursday, April 28, 2011 - link

    New hardware means its time for some new handset designs. Reply
  • TheAbsintheHare - Thursday, April 28, 2011 - link

    I've been developing an app that has all the tools to let people play "tabletop" RPGs on their phones with other people, remotely. It has a map builder, and the game field has a map viewer, dice roller, character sheet view/edit, character/monster token movement, and a chatbox. The idea is to have all the tools necessary, but let the players still control the mechanics themselves, not enforcing any specific rules. This way you still get the tabletop experience. I'd like to use this MDP to help develop this for the Snapdragon. Reply
  • Old_Fogie_Late_Bloomer - Thursday, April 28, 2011 - link

    I'm graduating in a year with my CS degree and plan to start a business doing Android app development, and I'll be developing an app for my senior project. This would be PERFECT for what I'm doing, and this giveaway would save a major expense for a poor college student struggling to get their degree. :) Reply
  • ryko - Thursday, April 28, 2011 - link

    I would finally start on the mobile app idea I have had for a long time now. I was planning on starting with iOS, but this would be a great way to kick start my android development! Reply
  • kether888 - Thursday, April 28, 2011 - link

    I smell fresh baked ROMs!!! Reply
  • secretmanofagent - Thursday, April 28, 2011 - link

    I like programming. Reply
  • darkhawk1980 - Thursday, April 28, 2011 - link

    I'd take the time to go back and re-develop the Google UI to make it more intuitive and easier to use than it currently is in it's fashion. I, along with a number of my friends, find it too clunky for a high level user. Reply
  • itserix - Thursday, April 28, 2011 - link

    My friend is about to graduate from Comp Sci, this would be a great gift for him. Reply
  • weneloo - Thursday, April 28, 2011 - link

    How about developing a custom rom with some music apps to make it a "IPOD Touch" alternative. Reply
  • Dkard - Thursday, April 28, 2011 - link

    to see what new limits can be pushed on a mobile device with this power. Reply
  • zuht - Thursday, April 28, 2011 - link

    Obviously, I would use it to post Facebook updates on the toilet. Reply
  • 74760365 - Thursday, April 28, 2011 - link

    I'd like one to be able to test a streaming video server I've been working on. Reply
  • zealot54 - Thursday, April 28, 2011 - link

    Been wanting to try android development. Reply
  • dror707 - Thursday, April 28, 2011 - link

    I'd use it as a cell phone, as I don't have one. Reply
  • Think7 - Thursday, April 28, 2011 - link

    Boy, Do i sure love key lime pie! Made it with real key limes the other day... MmMmMmMmmmmmmm!!! Reply
  • antef - Thursday, April 28, 2011 - link

    I would definitely use it to kick up my own personal Android development efforts. Reply
  • fb39ca4 - Thursday, April 28, 2011 - link

    I would just use this like any other phone. I might also develop android games to utilize the new gpu. Reply
  • danfab - Thursday, April 28, 2011 - link

    Would be to work on cutting edge tech.... Reply
  • ericl5112 - Thursday, April 28, 2011 - link

    I'm getting ready to publish my first app. I'd love to test it on this. Reply
  • wpkaustin - Thursday, April 28, 2011 - link

    I do for fee 3rd party mobile app testing. It'd make a useful edition to my collection of reference platforms. Reply
  • bousouneko - Thursday, April 28, 2011 - link

    would need some kind of serial port interface to grab data from the car ECU, but with GPS coordinates it's possible to calculate the optimal speed and acceleration given the terrain and wind conditions, while meeting an average speed target! Reply
  • daredevile - Thursday, April 28, 2011 - link

    Definitely learn to develop apps. Reply
  • korle - Thursday, April 28, 2011 - link

    It does look as a very capable SOC (although I think they're a bit late with it) seeing the test results :) I wonder when they're gonna ship, hopefully on a WP7 device ;D Reply
  • korle - Thursday, April 28, 2011 - link

    As I apparently need to mention what I'm up with it... I'd probably try to get WP7 onto it and if that doesn't work out I may get accustomed to android and start programming in Java again ^^ Reply
  • Powervano - Thursday, April 28, 2011 - link

    A great device for my mobile app developing project. It will definitely help me and my team alot if I win this. Reply
  • Flaunt - Thursday, April 28, 2011 - link

    I am currently designing a game, and I could use this platform to take the game to the mobile platform. Reply
  • kingpuo - Thursday, April 28, 2011 - link

    Its low power consumption and highly improved computing power make it possible to create a capable robot controller, and I'd use the high resolution video for vision input, GPS for self navigation. Reply
  • ironargonaut - Thursday, April 28, 2011 - link

    build an app to connect to home cameras and send pics/notices based on movement. Reply
  • CaptainBlarg - Thursday, April 28, 2011 - link

    Things that are illegal in certain states. OR....streaming pr0n races with my future EVO 3D. OR....purely ostentatious dual smartphone FaceSpace RealTweeting on the SocialSphere.

    OR....rather more standard smartphone (ie, pocket computer) like activities.

    Lots of options really.
    Reply
  • Taurus229 - Thursday, April 28, 2011 - link

    I would use it ! Reply
  • sheh - Thursday, April 28, 2011 - link

    Oh, there's a whole LOT planned for it!

    Umm... mobile internet browsing.
    Reply
  • mantikos - Thursday, April 28, 2011 - link

    That uses GPS, wi-fi triangulation and the camera...along with all 5 mics to know if it is safe to cross the street...kind of like a help dog, and this could be paired to wheelchairs if required to help ppl with reduced vision to walk across town Reply
  • ashv3524 - Thursday, April 28, 2011 - link

    great! Reply
  • Dragon210 - Thursday, April 28, 2011 - link

    It would be nice to be able to try a developing platform. Reply
  • thornburg - Thursday, April 28, 2011 - link

    Sounds awesome.

    I've been thinking about getting into Android development for a while. I wouldn't have much in the way of excuses if I had this package to work with.
    Reply
  • krakken - Thursday, April 28, 2011 - link

    I'd like to enter but have nothing to say so I will say this. Reply
  • jkbrennan77 - Thursday, April 28, 2011 - link

    FTW Reply
  • bhokor - Thursday, April 28, 2011 - link

    Really qualcomm is making a amazing work Reply
  • tolasar - Thursday, April 28, 2011 - link

    Make smart phone even smarter, Make it think for you instead of you having to think for yourself. From everyday chore to simply making the right choice. If having computer skill, gets you a better job with higher pay, couldn't a smart phone do the same thing, is practically a computer in your pocket. I want smart phone to have idea that can enhance other idea. Reply
  • wollyka - Thursday, April 28, 2011 - link

    Can be used to develop an adobe AIR app on the new CPU :) Reply
  • sammyb - Thursday, April 28, 2011 - link

    Interface for an Arduino powered Kite Ariel Photography rig. Reply
  • Watapata - Thursday, April 28, 2011 - link

    Recently started work on an android app, this would be a hell of a development platform for it... Reply
  • wyldtek - Thursday, April 28, 2011 - link

    I'd show it off at Google I/O! And get CM7 working on it. Reply
  • Crazy_Indians - Thursday, April 28, 2011 - link

    The device would be beautiful way to start entry into the wonderful world of Mobile embedded development.What will I do with it? who knows. Lot of things can be done with the beast :) Put it in a Quadcopter and send it up the air to get pictures, map the geographic contours, map the buildings in 3D.. or just build some apps for fun.. as I said who knows :) Reply
  • kureme - Thursday, April 28, 2011 - link

    I'd probably give Android development a try with it. Reply
  • yor1001 - Thursday, April 28, 2011 - link

    Seeing that I am studying embeded systems, I'd use it squarely for learning purposes... and also a dev platform, you know for android app development. Reply
  • douglaswilliams - Thursday, April 28, 2011 - link

    To augment my private investigations services, I am creating a home monitoring system that combines typical home monitoring services (security, fire, power) with mobile video/audio, real time data and mobile alerts. I will have a very small tablet (~4" screen) as the base home unit that coordinates its own functions (security/fire detection, alarms, video, ect.), the alarm company service, and the mobile services. For this unit, I applied for the Nvidia Tegra 2 development platform and was told I didn't have a long enough history of sales and didn't meet the the required volume potential to qualify. Crap.

    I have been looking at the MSM8660 Mobile Development Platform as my second option. I could certainly put it to good use!

    And having it free would certainly help speed up my development!
    Reply
  • beehofer - Thursday, April 28, 2011 - link

    Allow me to show the world how to develop my killer new coffee shop apps. Reply
  • tborthwick - Thursday, April 28, 2011 - link

    Great contest! I want one! Reply
  • thrgardinad - Thursday, April 28, 2011 - link

    I would just play with it. Of course I would enjoy it, wouldn't any Android enthusiast? Reply
  • kcconlin9319 - Thursday, April 28, 2011 - link

    I'd build me an app to help keep track of what's growing in my greenhouse. Reply
  • QuacoreZX - Thursday, April 28, 2011 - link

    I would use it to develop an app idea I've had lately about automated email management, particularly related to labelling and automated replies. You know that April Fools joke about automated systems to write your emails? Yeah, I think it can be more than a dream. Reply
  • aka1nas - Thursday, April 28, 2011 - link

    I'd also like to get into Android development. Reply
  • cbf - Thursday, April 28, 2011 - link

    Wonder what it takes to get the OEM kit.. Reply
  • Kumouri - Thursday, April 28, 2011 - link

    This would be the perfect opportunity for me to get my app running on a dual core phone. I'm working on an app that connects to your computer and saves all of your information, what you're working on, webpages open, word docs open, etc. And saves them to your phone and has them ready to open when you need them. This would be an amazing way to get it optimized for dual core.
    It would also be an amazing way to start developing a few hardware mods I'm working on as well as mess around in the kernel of a few ROMs to get them running on dual-core phones.
    Reply
  • dcartoon - Thursday, April 28, 2011 - link

    It would be a great opportunity to expand my development efforts to include Android Reply
  • joeballow - Thursday, April 28, 2011 - link

    I've been meaning to make an app to start, time, record finishes, and score large fleet and team races in sailing. With this and the pelican case I could make a waterproof unit connected to horns that would automate the start sequence. Reply
  • NAnderson92 - Thursday, April 28, 2011 - link

    I am an Electrical Engineering student at Georgia Tech, and for my sophomore design project in my computer science class (basically a yearly thesis for engineers) I am developing an android application that will increase the security of the phone. This is important to not only the average user, but also to companies supplying their employees with devices. Unfortunately, I am currently only coding for a device simulator because all the android handsets available to me lack some of the key features the app will utilize.

    Summary: I hope I win to field test a computer science class assignment at Georgia Tech!!!
    Reply
  • RU482 - Thursday, April 28, 2011 - link

    Count me in. Reply
  • californiastyle - Thursday, April 28, 2011 - link

    I'd stay in the closet developing my freaking droid game. I probably wouldn't come out for a while. Reply
  • mjamies - Thursday, April 28, 2011 - link

    Thanks Qualcomm and Anandtech for posting this cool contest! Reply
  • udaykishore - Thursday, April 28, 2011 - link

    Great offer ! Keep them coming ! Reply
  • Kumouri - Thursday, April 28, 2011 - link

    This would be amazing with helping me finish my application and get it optimized for dual core. It would also be perfect for tinkering with a couple hardware mods I've been thinking up. Other than that it would be amazing to have the opportunity to tinker with the kernel and work on some ROMs for Qualcomm devices. Reply
  • Kumouri - Thursday, April 28, 2011 - link

    Didn't think my comment went through. Any way to delete this? Reply
  • rsjet - Thursday, April 28, 2011 - link

    I'd create a hit game from one of my crazy ideas. Reply
  • 4dm - Thursday, April 28, 2011 - link

    My dad was actually saving up to buy something similar to this, before he got laid off last year. Reply
  • atong01 - Thursday, April 28, 2011 - link

    I would probably share the device with my sister who works in the IT department of a big company. I like to mess around with android apps, so I'll find uses for it. Also I can probably use it as a portable media device... it has great specs for such a use. Reply
  • Vaelyan - Thursday, April 28, 2011 - link

    A whole lot more more fun than using the emulator on the pc. Reply
  • Terberculosis - Thursday, April 28, 2011 - link

    I would like to pretend I have some real use for this, but I would just play with it. I would play with it a lot, though. Reply
  • akers - Thursday, April 28, 2011 - link

    This would be a huge tool in developing an app for sports team coaches and scouts to use during scouting, the draft, etc. Reply
  • rqle - Thursday, April 28, 2011 - link

    mod the cases, app testing on the mobile phone Reply
  • B.Lee - Thursday, April 28, 2011 - link

    I would finally be able to stop using the emulator and test my apps on a real device. Reply
  • PSW - Thursday, April 28, 2011 - link

    I'll probably give it to my Electrical Engineering major son! Reply
  • chris-filmpunks - Thursday, April 28, 2011 - link

    I thought I was hot sh*t with my nexus S.
    I definitely want this
    Reply
  • j2daake - Thursday, April 28, 2011 - link

    If I won the qualcomm mobile development platform, I think I'd develop mobile applications. Why? It's right there in the name-what else do you think I would do? Reply
  • mathuaerknedam - Thursday, April 28, 2011 - link

    I've never had an android device, so this would probably be a good way to explore that world. Making an app might be nice, but who knows if it would ever happen... Reply
  • jensend - Thursday, April 28, 2011 - link

    I've had an app idea that I've been sitting on for a while (I'll mention it's related to voice recognition). If I won this I think I might give a try at turning this from blue sky to reality. Reply
  • Icyburns - Thursday, April 28, 2011 - link

    If I win I'll have a device that is worth more than everything else I own. Reply
  • Akinos242 - Thursday, April 28, 2011 - link

    It'd give me a great test bed for learning how to develop android apps. Reply
  • Greg512 - Thursday, April 28, 2011 - link

    My current phone is only has a single core processor. With a dual core phone, I could better test dual-core optimized applications. Reply
  • RedPhilly62 - Thursday, April 28, 2011 - link

    I would love to win the MSM8660 so I could create some great new apps. Reply
  • splttingatms - Thursday, April 28, 2011 - link

    I would like to use this phone to develop applications for the disabled to improve their way of life. Maybe a blind navigation system for when your walking around the city. Reply
  • Rectified - Thursday, April 28, 2011 - link

    I'm an Electrical Engineering undergrad. Lately I've been working on a senior design project involving sensor fusion technology, merging accelerometer and gyroscope data collected on wireless microcontroller platforms. Right now the central control is done from Matlab for fast prototyping and integration with a sensior fusion toolkit that's already been developed. However the end goal is to port the algorithms to a mobile device with Bluetooth such that a user can wear several of these sensor platforms around the body and receive and process the data on either a smartphone or tablet device in real time. This Qualcomm development kit could be used for these purposes. Reply
  • quantumsix492 - Friday, April 29, 2011 - link

    i hope i win Reply
  • Airwaves - Friday, April 29, 2011 - link

    making apps will be a real pleasure on this guy. Reply
  • Hazin - Friday, April 29, 2011 - link

    going to be developing some basic apps that seem common yet lack things most users comment about wanting, however developers dont respond or update thier app.

    this would be a huge benefit to this project. Thanks for doing the contest. Good luck everyone.
    Reply
  • Guroshota - Friday, April 29, 2011 - link

    mature rating video game on Android project Reply
  • jubbjubb - Friday, April 29, 2011 - link

    really cool Reply
  • bubba7 - Friday, April 29, 2011 - link

    Sell it. Reply
  • Intersperse - Friday, April 29, 2011 - link

    This would allow development of a mobile app that could help people communicate around the world. I'd love to win this! Reply
  • Black1969ta - Friday, April 29, 2011 - link

    I would like to explore using the 5 mic's to make a bluetooth Mic to use with a PC for Dragon naturally Speaking and other dictation software Reply
  • shuaige - Friday, April 29, 2011 - link

    can't wait to get my hands on this geek toy. Reply
  • awall - Friday, April 29, 2011 - link

    Fleabay here I come. Reply
  • solidenx - Friday, April 29, 2011 - link

    I'd make a sweet mobile torrent client. Reply
  • lipanconjuring - Friday, April 29, 2011 - link

    I would use it to finally get into some mobile game development. Reply
  • dajungki - Friday, April 29, 2011 - link

    I'd just look real snazzy using it. Thanks AnandTech! Reply
  • ShangoY - Friday, April 29, 2011 - link

    I want to make dumb gamez to make lots o money. Like Floppy Bananas, or Joyful Pheasants. Reply
  • andrewd18 - Friday, April 29, 2011 - link

    I work for a company that produces mobile snow and ice removal equipment. I'd love to explore using smartphones as an alternative to single-board computers and systems-on-chip for snow and ice removal equipment. Reply
  • mlosee222 - Friday, April 29, 2011 - link

    I have a really useful android application I'd like to build, I'd use it for that! Reply
  • lonleyppl - Friday, April 29, 2011 - link

    I'd use this for developing a mobile version of several of my websites, and definitely to develop a few apps. Most would be fairly simple things (one for FIRST Robotics for my team to keep track of scouting data) but I can imagine working on some 3D games and such too. Or creating a self-guided tour of my town that will tell you information based on what the GPS says. That'd be neat. Reply
  • bsudiro - Friday, April 29, 2011 - link

    This will be a good tool to have!
    Cheers ..
    Reply
  • ar38070 - Friday, April 29, 2011 - link

    get started on the android side :) Reply
  • GhostClocking3 - Friday, April 29, 2011 - link

    I really don't know what to do with it, I always dabble in developing simple apps so this might be a way to start doing much more. Reply
  • SD_Machine - Friday, April 29, 2011 - link

    I am interested in developing apps for the Army/DoD (games for the USAF -jk), this would be a great way to get started.

    http://www.wired.com/dangerroom/2011/04/army-picks...
    Reply
  • ferocious11 - Friday, April 29, 2011 - link

    i've never owned an android device. this device should provide me headstart into android foray. Reply
  • Seantron - Friday, April 29, 2011 - link

    This will allow me to push the limits with my new OpenGLES based 3d game I'm developing for Android. I'll be more than happy to target any device with a Qualcomm chip.

    I'm also building an Augmented Reality application that already makes use of Qualcomm's awesome AR SDK, and this would allow me to take it as far as possible.
    Reply
  • biofishfreak - Friday, April 29, 2011 - link

    I'd use it to build out a high tech app for a San Diego based non-profit I work for that works with kids. I'd build an app that can help photo and video document the kid's time on our campuses and help provide them with easy to access channels to figure out what life skills they learned, in addition to fulfill goals within our programs. Reply
  • araczynski - Friday, April 29, 2011 - link

    i'd give the phone to my daughter and use the boxes to hoard my gold bullion bricks!
    ;)
    Reply
  • PyroHoltz - Friday, April 29, 2011 - link

    I'd start to write apps. Reply
  • shodan45 - Friday, April 29, 2011 - link

    I'd use it to work at a long term goal of mine: do a remake of Bullfrog's old classic, Magic Carpet! It would be free and probably open source too. :) Reply
  • Notperk - Friday, April 29, 2011 - link

    I would either replace my old cellphone with it, try coding Android apps for it, or sell it. Reply
  • raclimja - Friday, April 29, 2011 - link

    i would love to have that as my cellphone since i don't have any.

    also i want to understand what is the fuzz all about open(google) vs closed(apple) created by fandroids and hipsters :)

    also with 13megapixels of camera, that would be like my personal camera and video recorder!
    Reply
  • syvelior - Friday, April 29, 2011 - link

    In Portland we've got this really cool initiative to put together a non-profit handset testing lab for mobile developers to try their code on actual phones. A couple of the local mobile dev houses are donating hardware and space. This would allow a bunch of developers to have access to this piece of hardware for testing. Reply
  • patel21 - Friday, April 29, 2011 - link

    Well its time I am really sick of nokia's symbian OS and its handset, I guess Iwont have to buy a new one. Reply
  • ask7852 - Friday, April 29, 2011 - link

    If I won this MDP I would donate it to my university so they could educate up and coming students about current technologies and programming. Reply
  • gamo1 - Friday, April 29, 2011 - link

    Very interesting phone Reply
  • Exirtis - Friday, April 29, 2011 - link

    I'd love to play around with this a bit since I don't currently have a smartphone (still rockin' a 5 year old handset), but there's the distinct possibility that I might try my hand at developing something if I got this. Even if I didn't, I have friends who almost certainly would—given access to a dev kit such as this. Reply
  • undermined - Friday, April 29, 2011 - link

    I want to win for the cool Pelican cases alone. :) But seriously I would use this to kick start some app development and between a 13 MP camera and 5 microphones, let alone the 1.5ghz Snapdragon I would have some very cool hardware resources to try and leverage. Good luck all. Reply
  • jpww - Friday, April 29, 2011 - link

    List it on craigslist. Reply
  • Chewybrownsuga - Friday, April 29, 2011 - link

    If I won the Qualcomm MSM8660 Mobile Development kit I would spend my time working on free apps. I never understood why people try to get rich on mobile games. Thanks for the chances to win this awesome prize! Reply
  • joshery420 - Friday, April 29, 2011 - link

    Start up my own Android development group with some friends from college. I'm the only one with an Android phone at the moment and my original Motorola Droid is a bit aged to develop on anymore. It'd be a blast! Reply
  • spynoodle - Friday, April 29, 2011 - link

    Dear Anandtech,

    I ask for this device very humbly. I am not a dedicated developer program-wise, but work with advanced internal computer hardware on a daily basis. I've been stuck with a PoS Dell Axim X30 for a few years now, and I would LOVE to get a better platform t o work with. I am also an active beta tester of a CR-48.

    Sincerely, Spynoodle, spynoodlets.blogspot.com

    P.S. Your site owns! So does this kit!
    Reply
  • Girl1der - Friday, April 29, 2011 - link

    Or somthing like that, Obi said...And an oportunity to go from using the apps, to creating them, without just thinking about doing it! Reply
  • kaveman - Friday, April 29, 2011 - link

    The idea of making apps for mobile devices sounds like a wonderful transition back to civilian life! I can't wait. Reply
  • hayden0103 - Friday, April 29, 2011 - link

    I'd love to start up a two-man dev gig with a buddy of mine. He has a Droid 2 but it's much too locked down for developing. Reply
  • avp2306 - Friday, April 29, 2011 - link

    I would use this to test & build apps in .NET/C# using MonoDroid (http://mono-android.net/) Reply
  • patfactorx - Saturday, April 30, 2011 - link

    I love Qualcomm cuz they are San Diego FTW! Reply
  • apumoni - Saturday, April 30, 2011 - link

    Very good idea....this is the fastest dev platform...this will be great....:D

    As being a student i dont have the money to buy a high end android device for testing....:D

    So getting this will be great
    Reply
  • gabraham - Saturday, April 30, 2011 - link

    I would use it as my mobile communication device (who needs cellular radio when WiFi is everywhere I care to use it?) and to learn more about developing on the Android platform, which is especially helpful as a preview of newer devices to come. Reply
  • ljtatej - Saturday, April 30, 2011 - link

    Would love to have one. Reply
  • prgmbeta - Saturday, April 30, 2011 - link

    I'd use it to learn how to write mobile apps. I'd port some projects I have. Reply
  • leojsayta - Saturday, April 30, 2011 - link

    An actual development kit would make my work much easier. Reply
  • armando87 - Saturday, April 30, 2011 - link

    cool Reply
  • ronnychen - Saturday, April 30, 2011 - link

    I would love to play with this. Reply
  • megatec45 - Saturday, April 30, 2011 - link

    The ULTIMATE TECH TOY! Develop my own Android apps! Reply
  • timaz - Sunday, May 01, 2011 - link

    Working on a tool that would allow businesses to us QR codes and bar codes to allow customers a chance to give feedback. Now most places ask you to call an 800 number or go to their website to take a survey. Reply
  • kpxgq - Sunday, May 01, 2011 - link

    I would use the larger case as the most bad-a$$ lunchbox ever and be the envy of all my coworkers as I pull out a sandwich from the depths of the monstrous bin and my dessert jell-o would obviously be nested inside the smaller case for enhanced protection... the MDP itself? Well I guess I would learn how to develop for android on it Reply
  • shawngmc - Sunday, May 01, 2011 - link

    ... I'd make some Android apps. My only droid device for a long time was my phone, and I can't afford to kill that. I've got a nice Viewsonic G-tab now, but the screen size difference makes it a pain to tell what would work well on a phone-size screen. Reply
  • schainan - Sunday, May 01, 2011 - link

    I'd really love this. Reply
  • wiking - Sunday, May 01, 2011 - link

    This would be a wonderful development tool. Intend to apply this for Android apps that serve visual effects and animation filmmakers. Reply
  • Highlyaniamted - Sunday, May 01, 2011 - link

    As a really expensive paperweight, or perhaps motivation to dabble in development. Reply
  • wbynum - Monday, May 02, 2011 - link

    I would caress it gently. Reply
  • kfitch42 - Monday, May 02, 2011 - link

    currently working on a project that involves (among many other things) a smartphone app... but I don't actually own a smartphone yet :( Reply
  • kenthaman - Monday, May 02, 2011 - link

    I wouldn't know what to do with this if I won. I'd probably sell it and keep the cases, they're sweet! Reply
  • tutech - Monday, May 02, 2011 - link

    I'd love to learn more about developing on the cutting edge of Snapdragon-powered Android! Can't wait to put this through its paces! Reply
  • Ophan - Monday, May 02, 2011 - link

    I'd finally be able to to start developing android applications without waiting for the emulator to launch (sometimes longer than it takes to edit my code and re-compile!). Reply
  • digitalzombie - Tuesday, May 03, 2011 - link

    Never hear of Adreno GPU. At least someone jump in the mobile GPU fray other than nVidia. Especially what they replace with their last class action lawsuit against faulty gpu, I'm glad there is an alternative. Reply
  • giveucolorcc - Tuesday, May 03, 2011 - link

    my entry into android dev Reply
  • boa49 - Tuesday, May 03, 2011 - link

    I would try to learn how to use the new OS and develop apps for my personal use. Reply
  • Virusx86 - Tuesday, May 03, 2011 - link

    I would be absolutely pumped to get my hands on the dev platform. I work on a number of Flash and native mobile projects (primarily iOS but some Android) for my job and in my free time work on trying to make flash apps that run well on both desktop machines and Android devices. The single core Snapdragons are pretty hard to get smooth with even a moderate amount of load... I checked out a Xoom recently and was very impressed with the flash performance and expect that the new platform here could have just enough punch to make the magic happen. Reply
  • scream219 - Thursday, May 05, 2011 - link

    The case is all I need. Reply
  • Bmorelou - Thursday, May 05, 2011 - link

    I would use this device to build the next amazing android app.. something that given the power of the snapdragon would have the tegra running and hiding.. Reply
  • distortnx - Thursday, May 05, 2011 - link

    I'd give it to my dad since he's the one actually doing the development. Reply
  • jbarnes01 - Friday, May 06, 2011 - link

    Good start to get into mobile developement Reply
  • ravedave - Sunday, May 08, 2011 - link

    The contest is over who won? Reply
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